Lorene “Ruby” Schwartz, 84, Nappanee, passed away at 5:45 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at her son’s residence after a battle with cancer. She was born April 22, 1936, in Nappanee, to Eli D. and Clara (Hochstetler) Stutzman. On Sept. 12, 1963, she married Alvin O. Schwartz. He preceded her in death July 28, 1970. Lorene was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. She was a homemaker and a lifelong area resident.
Surviving are her children, Stephen (Diana) Schwartz, Nappanee, Keith (Pauline) Schwartz, Milford, Timothy (Dorothy) Schwartz, New Paris; grandchildren, Adam Schwartz, Nappanee, Brandon Schwartz, Nappanee, Timothy Schwartz, Milford, Seth (Maria) Schwartz, Nappanee, Marcus (Sheryl) Schwartz, Nappanee, Katelyn Schwartz, New Paris; great-grandchild, Aaron Schwartz, Nappanee; sisters, Inez (Robert) Slabaugh, Brown City, Mich., Barbara Yoder, Etna Green, Mary (Mahlon) Schmucker, Macy, Edna (Martin) Schwartz, New Paris; brothers, Melvin (Anna Mae) Stutzman, Nappanee, Ervin (Ida Mae) Stutzman, Nappanee, Glenn (Elizabeth Mae) Stutzman, Nappanee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Schwartz; parents, Eli D. and Clara (Hochstetler) Stutzman; brother, Alvin Schwartz; brother-in-law, Melvin Yoder.
Friends and family may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, and all day Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Stephen Schwartz Residence (25210 County Road 50). Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 28th also at Stephen Schwartz Residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.