Obituary of Ruby Fern Shurkey
Age 93, of Swartz Creek, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023, at home with her family by her side. In accordance with Ruby’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There are no further services scheduled at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Ruby’s tribute wall at martinfuneralhome.com.
Ruby was born in Flint on August 31, 1929, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John and Rose (Adams) Andersen. Educated locally, Ruby graduated from Mt. Morris High School with the Class of 1948. Ruby worked as a Lineman for AC Spark Plug for 18 years. She enjoyed spending time outside in the warm weather months as well as going for walks. She would walk anywhere and everywhere. Spending time in Tawas was one of Ruby’s favorite hobbies. She would go there as often as she was able. Ruby was a quiet person who loved her family and enjoyed watching TV with them. Her favorite show to watch was Days of Our Lives, which she watched for many years with her grandchildren. Ruby enjoyed spending time with her beloved dogs, Fonzie and Honey. Ruby could never turn down an Angelo’s Flint-style coney. They were her favorite. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping, listening to country music, going out to dinner, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Everyone that knew her, loved her, and she will be dearly missed.
Ruby's family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Helping Hands, especially her two special caretakers/friends, JoAnn Stevenson and Marcia Baker.
Left to cherish Ruby's memory are her children: Susan Apperson, Linda and husband, Kevin Arndt, Elizabeth Exum; grandsons: Patrick and wife, Jillian Arndt, Luke Arndt and girlfriend, Katelyn Tillman, Hayden Ferenz, Kaleb Ferenz and girlfriend, Mallory Lucas; great-granddaughters: Lorelei and Larkin Arndt.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and son-in-law, Kris Ferenz.