Ruth (Ryan) Grube - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ruth (Ryan) Grube

April 9, 1929 - February 19, 2019

Ruth (Ryan) Grube, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on April 9, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Edward L. and Ruth N. (Drakely) Ryan. Ruth was a loving mother who dedicated her life to her faith and family.  She lived out her life as God intended. Her faith always came first. She lived every day with a smile on her face because she knew God would see her through anything.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Willard T. Grube, Sr.; and brothers, George Ryan, Edward Ryan and Joseph Ryan; and great grandchild, CJ. She is survived by her children, Theresa Hancharick (Joseph, Jr.), Willard Grube, Jr. (Suzanne), Susan Davis (Mark), Ruth Callahan (John), Laura Hanby (Thomas), David Grube (Kelly), Mary Gober (Greg) and Michele Madenfort (Michael); brother, Francis Ryan; sister, Mary Finlaw (Freeman); 23 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial for family and friends will be offered at 11 am on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to EPIC Endless Possibilities in the Community, 69 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.


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13 Condolences for Ruth (Ryan) Grube

  • Our Deepest sympathies to the family Rest In Peace Ruth watch over your loved ones.

  • We are sorry for your loss. Our sympathy is with you and your family.

    All of Us at Losco & Marconi, P. A.

  • I love you, my dear sister-in-law and buddy. Love , Peggy Ryan.

  • Had the privilege of meeting Ruth a handful of times. Such a wonderful woman who truly will be missed. Sending my thoughts and prayers to her entire family.

  • Just wanted to let the family know that my thoughts and prayers are with them. She was one lovely lady

    Love Donna Marley

  • I am so sorry for loss, Lauren. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • We are sorry to hear about Mrs. gruber. She was a great person and will be very much missed.

  • You will be missed. Rest in Peace .

  • Sincere condolences from our family to yours.

  • Dear Ruth,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I only knew you for four months, but it felt like I knew you for years. You were blessed being able to live at home with your loving family by your side.

  • Dear Ruth & family
    Jim and I are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. May you find comfort in her memories and cherish the special bond you had with her.
    I know you will miss her deeply. The loss of a Mother can never be replaced, but the love of a Mother can never be lost.
    She will be with you always. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Ruth and her family were such an important part of the Sysko’s lives.We cherish all the time our children spent with you and your family.
    Ruth had a wonderful sense of humor and our entire family loved her. I always enjoyed walking across the street to see her. We have such great memories.
    We are out of the state for the next month and regretfully can not make Ruth’s service. Best to everyone. The Sysko Family

  • Mary and Greg, I am very sorry for your loss and send you my heartfelt sympathy.

    While words can provide limited support and feelings, I will be praying for both of you, and Ruth, and pray that God gives you comfort during your loss. Faith in God provides unlimited happiness and strength. Ruth is resting in peace now.

    With deepest sympathy,