Ruby May, a longtime resident of Kosciusko County, passed away in the loving care of her great-granddaughters, LaShea May and Cadence May in their Warsaw home on Monday, June 22, 2020, just after 4 p.m. She was 85 years old.
Born in Prestonsburg, Ky. on April 6, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Malvrie (Davis) Sparks. She was a 1955 graduate of Sidney High School. Later that year, on June 30, Ruby was married to Robert J. May who preceded her in passing in 2003.
Ruby was a loving person with a sassy streak. She could be stubborn, too but she had a heart of gold with a never-ending love for family; she cherished time spent with them and is remembered for her peanut brittle and her chocolate fudge. She enjoyed reading, listening to classic country music, collecting porcelain dolls, and finding a bargain at Goodwill and garage sales. Professionally, she had worked at Miller’s Merry Manor and as a CNC operator for Paragon Medical.
In addition to her husband, Robert, those who preceded her in passing include her parents, Malcolm and Malvrie; son, George May; sisters, Adeline Smith and Dora Sparks; brothers, Otto Sparks, Bill Sparks and Earl Sparks and grandsons, Jonathan and Willard Robert May. Those who survive with memories to treasure include her children: John (Lisa) May of Rochester, Bill (Cindy) May of Seymour, TN, Carson (Shelly) May of Mentone, Rod (Linda) May of Knoxville, TN, Robin (Josh) Rhodes of Warsaw and Teri May of Warsaw and brother, German Sparks. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may join family for visitation at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 9 to 11 a.m. Beginning at 11 a.m., Ruby’s nephew, Pastor Mark Davis will officiate her Life Celebration service. Burial will follow. Condolences may be left at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.