Ruby Fern Gramelspacher, 94, Jasper

ruby-gramelspacherRuby Fern Gramelspacher, 94, of Jasper, died Monday (January 9) at her home. She was born in Daviess County March 5, 1922, to Richard and Bertha Elizabeth (Cox) Huls. She married John W. Gramelspacher, after his return from World Warl II, October 9, 1947 at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church in French Lick. He died March 5, 2003.

Ruby was a 1942 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked at the Dubois County Bank and was a founding parishioner of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and its Ladies Sodality. She and her husband were inducted into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. She was both a girl scout and cub scout leader and volunteered with the Patoka Valley Center for Handicapped Children and at Memorial Hospital. She and her husband hosted a number of exchange students from around the world. She enjoyed tailgating and hosting business friends and her large family.

She is survived by four daughters, Maribeth Seger and husband Randy, Indianapolis, Kathryn Jerrell and husband Steve, Jasper, Anne Hasenour and husband Daniel, Huntingburg, and Gretchen Sell and husband, Steve, Auburn, California; three sons, George Gramelspacher and Philip Gramelsapacher and wife Annie, all of Jasper, and Joseph Gramelspacher and wife, Audrey, Nashville, Tennessee; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by six sisters, Norma Opel, Helen Himsel, Wava Critchlow, Phyllis Neal, Jean Breidenbaugh, and Edna Huls, and four brothers, Forrest, Larry, Jerry, and Leo Huls.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Precious Blood Church. Memorial contributions may be made in Ruby’s honor to the Precious Blood Endowment, Holy Trinity Catholic School Endowment, or the Sisters of Providence. Online condolences may be made at Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at Precious¬† Blood Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.


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