Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Ruby P. (Wagner) Crum

Ruby P. Crum, age 88, formerly of 10 Park Village in Shelby, died early Saturday morning in the Mifflin Care Center in Mansfield. She was born July 30, 1904 in Richland County, the daughter of Clarence L. and Ada (Adams) Wagner.

Mrs. Crum attended Bowling Green Normal School and was a teacher at the one room school house In Little London, Jackson Township. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby where she served as the church secretary from 1954 to 1960 and then became director of parish work retiring in 1972. She was a Sunday school teacher for the Naomi Circle at the church for many years. After her retirement, she wrote and published a book entitled “Diary Of A House” which is the story of the Crum Family Homestead on West Main Street Road in Shelby and the geneology of 8 generations of the Crum family.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James C. and Janice Crum of Newark, Ohio and 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Ray Strohminger of Kettering and Beth and Don Harruff of Mansfield; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Waldo E. Crum in 1949, by a daughter, Ruth Ann Crum in 1931, and by a brother, Bernard L. Wagner.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby. Funeral services will be on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Shelby, by Rev. Steven C. Bond, Associate Pastor at First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

Memorial expressions may be made to the First Lutheran Church and left in care of the funeral home.

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