Ruby Lee Hoghe left this earth for her heavenly home on Feb. 6, 2008.
She was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Spartanburg, S.C., to W. Herbert and Maude Lee (Barnett) Burrell. She became a mill worker at the age of nine in Easley, S.C.. She went to work for Trojan Explosives in Sandusky in 1944. After WW II, she was one of the original employees of New Departure, Division of General Motors in Sandusky and retired in 1970. She was a former member of the Ladies of the Moose, Eastern Star, Ladies of the Nile and was a Gray Lady at Sandusky Memorial Hospital.
Ruby and Ray Hoghe were instrumental in establishing and building The Peoples Church in Sandusky in the 1960s. She retired to Clearwater, Fla., in 1972 until 1990. She returned to Sandusky and joined Victory Temple. As a volunteer at Victory Kitchen, she spread love and friendliness to all. She transported friends to doctors, treatments and shopping. She never could say the word no. In 2002, Ruby moved to St. Augustine, Fla., to live out her life with her daughter due to blindness. She became a volunteer sitter and great supporter of St. Gerard Campus -- a school and home for unwed mothers. She loved those babies as her own family. She became active in pro-life activities, participating in Life Chains and Walk for Life. Her greatest accomplishment is the legacy she leaves in her family, by whom she is greatly loved and esteemed.
She is survived by three daughters, Ruth (Richard) Mallett of St. Augustine, Juanita Arwood of Sandusky and Bonita (George) Holley of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister-in-laws, Margie Burrell and Marcille (Bill) Bolenbaugh; 23 grandchildren -- locally, Ronald (Kathy) Arwood, Richard (Lauriann) Arwood and Kenneth Arwood; 47 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Raymond Hoghe, Paul Lesley and Sylvester McCall; three sons, Terry Hoghe, Talmadge McCall and Jack Lesley; two brothers, Elbert Burrell and Albert Turner; and one sister, Effie Posey.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until funeral services at 11 a.m. at Victory Temple, 1619 W. Strub Road, Sandusky. The Rev. Lonnie Walters will officiate. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to St. Gerard Campus, P.O. Box 4382, St. Augustine, FL 32085.
Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, is in charge of arrangements.