Ruby I. Spurlock, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was born on August 27, 1926 to Daniel L. and Ida May (Johnson) Losey in North Vernon, Indiana. She grew up on a one hundred acre farm in Jennings County.
Ruby was a homemaker and a 1944 graduate of North Vernon High School; and worked for the Veteran’s Administration from 1944-1952. She had also worked the election polls. Ruby and her late husband, Ben, owned a Burger Chef in Wheeling, IL in the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s.
She was a faithful member of Eagledale Baptist Church from 1959-1988; and attended, and was a member of, Burge Terrace Baptist Church and Lighthouse Baptist Church.
She is most known for her love of cooking, and volunteered for decades with her church, making and serving food for the congregation and those in need. She also enjoyed sewing and creating crafts. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. Her husband lovingly referred to her as ‘his jewel’, because she had a sweet spirit that shined when she entered a room. In her last years, she lived at Green House Cottages in Carmel, where she was known as ‘Ruby Jewel’. Thank you to all who helped care for Ruby in her last years.
She is survived by her four children, Deborah (Richard) Leasure, Janis (Daniel) Calvert, Jeffrey Spurlock and Brian L. Spurlock; grandchildren, Natalie (Joe) Thompson, Nicole (Graham) Whitlock, Ryan (Tracy) Leasure, Heath (Aleque) Calvert, Tarah M.C. (Joe) Baldwin, Spencer, Savannah & Sierra Spurlock; great-grandchildren, Sophie Thompson, Savannah Thompson, Reid Calvert, Benjamin Baldwin, Hudson Leasure & Nora Leasure.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin L. Spurlock, Jr. who passed away in 2014; three brothers, Eli Losey, Vernon Losey & Fred Losey; and a sister, Sarah Johnson.
Services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road in Fishers, with Associate Pastor Mike Whitesell, from Grace Church officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherds Ministries, 1805 15th Ave, Union Grove, WI 53182.