Obituary: Beatrice ‘Pearl’ Ruba, 98, of Ludington.

December 21, 2021

Pearl Ruba

Obituary: Beatrice ‘Pearl’ Ruba, 98, of Ludington.

Beatrice “Pearl” Ruba, 98, of Ludington passed away Monday, December 20, 2021. She was born April 7, 1923 in Alberta Canada to Edward and Nancy (Boxell) White. 

Pearl married the late John James Ruba on October 4, 1947. She and her husband owned and operated Mason County Equipment for many years. Pearl retired in 2003 at the age of 80. She also worked for West Shore Community College in the cafeteria and the deli at Shop ‘n’ Save. Pearl was a member of Sacred Heart of Victory and then St. Simon’s Catholic Church. In her spare time Pearl enjoyed reading and putting together puzzles.

Pearl will be greatly missed by her children, Nancy Dashner of Minnesota, Cyndy (Robert) Anderson of Scottville, Theodore (Kathy) Ruba of South Carolina, James (Mellissa) Ruba of Scottville, Patricia (Guy) Sinacola of Clarkston, and Elizabeth (Bill) King of Muskegon, many grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, John; brothers, Henry White, William (Margaret) White; her sister, Velma (Ken) Hopkins; and great-grandson, Jackson Miles.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 27, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Simon Catholic Church with Rev. Wayne B. Wheeler, Jr. presiding. Pearl will be laid to rest next to her husband at South Victory Cemetery in the spring.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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