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Ruby M. Haney

Ruby M. Haney, 77, passed away on May 2, 2021 at her home in Lynn, Indiana.


Ruby was born on August 2, 1943 in New Castle to the late Oscar “Jeff” and Ruth J. (Isenbarger) Brown. She was a 1961 graduate of Lynn High School. Ruby married David Haney in 1962. Ruby worked as the bookkeeper for Lynn Elevator for 44 years. She was also the bookkeeper for her and her husband’s business, Haney Tech Tire Supply. In her later years she worked in home healthcare. Ruby enjoyed bowling with her girlfriends and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.


Ruby is survived by two daughters, Shelly Ward (husband Bart) of Lynn and Julie Russell (husband Emery) of Milton; four grandchildren, Kailee and Lindsay Ward of Lynn and Devin and Nicholas Williams of Milton; great-grandson Gibson Burkhardt of Lynn; sister, Shirley Russell of New Castle; special friend, Dan Engle of Carlos; and several nieces and nephews.


Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, David Haney; and her brother, Boyd Brown.


A funeral service to celebrate Ruby’s life will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home in Fountain City, Indiana. Pastor Gary Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Lynn Cemetery.


Friends and family may gather to share and remember from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or your local animal shelter.


Share a memory of Ruby and leave your condolences at www.smithmcquiston.com.

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Thank you so much

Shelly and Julie May 11 2021 12:00 AM

Shelly and family,
We are sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.. She was a great lady.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rachelle & James Magee May 10 2021 12:00 AM

O Shelly and Julie, I was so saddened to learn of your moms passing. Ruby was such a beautiful women inside and out!
I Absolutely loved her photo gallery! It took me back to those Wonderful years... growing up on S. Oak. What a Sweet tribute Cherishing the Wonderful memories and times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Many prayers for peace and comfort for you and her family. ((((( hugs ))))) Kathy Thomas

Kathy Leach Thomas May 6 2021 12:00 AM

My wife Linda and I have great memories of meeting with Ruby and her daughters for lunch. Ruby also took time and was our guide to the Haney burial site, the old McFarland home in Lynn, the building where Lester McFarland had the church and many other sites. We always enjoyed visiting with her. Our next visit will be on the other side of the pearly gates.

David Barley May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Mom so enjoyed your time together on that visit, We had a lot of photos on display today at her memorial service , one of you two and mom together after a hearty meal. Im so glad she got to spend that time with you, she was a great tour guide for sure, in many ways thru life. Gonna miss her so much, but we know she is free and at peace with the love of her life in Heaven.

Shelly Ward May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Youre so right Kathy a life well lived She was the best Mom. She and your Dad had a one of a kind friendship that many never have. So many wonderful memories to be grateful for. Thank you for sharing your feelings ... much love

Shelly Ward May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Mike and Pat she loved you both , she looked forward to visits and enjoyed telling me and Julie about all the laughter and fun times spent a your home. Sending well wishes for Pats recovery and hope you both are doing well. She was a diamond in the ruff, one of the special souls that are so rare. Im so thankful that she impacted your lives and brought you sunshine on a cloudy day. Gonna miss her so very much. Thank you for loving our mom!

Shelly Ward May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you Peggy, She was always so dedicated to whatever task was before her, and she was a great teacher and tour guide thru our lives. Sadly missed but forever in our hearts finally free and resting easy .

Shelly Ward May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Finally together again , truly lovebirds in Heaven . Thank you for sharing, your great wisdom of our parents, your words mean so much

Shelly Ward May 6 2021 12:00 AM

Mike and Judy, your words of respect for our Mom are greatly appreciated. She touched so many people thru her lifetime, Thank you !

Shelly Ward May 6 2021 12:00 AM

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