Ruby Lorene Young Cummings
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10)
Ruby Lorene Young was born April 9, 1924, in Denoya, Oklahoma, to parents, Samuel Peter and Ollie Beulah Young. The 5th of 8 children, Ruby grew up in a loving household during the Great Depression and beyond. She married Thomas Strotman in 1941, and together they had a beautiful daughter named Sue Ann. From this only child grew Ruby’s enormous family of grandchildren, greats and great-greats, whom she loved and mothered as she did her own child. The matriarch and rock of the family, Ruby often remarked that God’s purpose in leaving her here for so long was to pray for each of her many family members. And what a faithful prayer warrior she was until her final days at age 99 in Rusk, Texas, where she escaped her broken body and flew Home to her Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, August 21, 2023. Nana never wavered from her faith in God’s promise for her family: “And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.” (Isaiah 54:13)
Ruby’s legacy carries on through her beloved ones here on earth and into eternity.
Ruby Cummings is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ollie Young;, and all her siblings, Verlin, Alfred, Albert, Cornell, Lindy, Jim, and Owen Young; husband, Tom Strotman; daughter, Sue Ann Kullmann; granddaughter, Sarah; great-granddaughters, Connie Lorene and Beatrice Ruby, and great-grandson, James Taylor; stepson, Scott Cummings; her second husband, Preston Hubbard, and her husband in her later years, Glenn Cummings, each of whom she loved and cared for as a faithful wife.
She is survived by her grandchildren: John D. Fay, Jr. (Anette), Linda McIntyre (Jerry), Diane Wiedemann, Becky Levine (Ronnie), Jacque DeHart (Jim), Peter Fay (Kelly), Thomas Fay (Spring), and Stephanie Hoback; stepdaughters, Kathryn Angelo, Christina Hubbard, Constance Hawkins, and Lucinda Kilmer; stepsons, Don and Paul Cummings; an army of great-grandchildren and great-greats, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A very special thank you goes to the caring staff of The Arbors Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, as well as Becky and Ronnie Levine and their daughters who lovingly cared for their Nana in her final years.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 3 p.m. at Grace Fellowship Rusk, 2904 Loop 343, Rusk, Texas 75785. All are welcome.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the church’s missions ministry at gracefellowshiprusk.com. Under Give tab, choose Missions when donating.
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