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Ruby L. Gant

February 12, 1935 — June 28, 2023

Indianapolis, Indiana

Ruby Lorraine Gant, she was named after Ruby Lorraine Gant born in Newton, Iowa (1900 – 1938).

Our Ruby was born February 12th, 1935, in Indianapolis. Passed away June 28, 2023. Predeceased by Father, Lee P. Gant, Mother, Ella S. Gant, brother James Gant and sister, Jean Gant. She graduated from Ben Davis High School. She also attended secretarial school and received high marks. After a few retail jobs, she obtained a position at Allison and worked in various departments. Ruby transitioned to Allison Gas Turbine, Military Division. She worked for the manager of the service department/military engines as Executive Secretary. She transcribed technicians reports on any crash involving Allison’s Engines sending the reports to the Department of Defense and the Pentagon. She was given a secret clearance to perform this task. Ruby was very proud of the work she did for her country. Ruby retired at the young age of 57 with a great deal from General Motors. For the next 30 years she had the time to do what she wanted. Ruby volunteered at St. Vincent hospital for many years. She learned to play golf after taking lessons and joined a group that played every week. She took many vacations at beaches and other places with family and friends, along with many shopping trips with her buddies and lots of lunches. Ruby was a Christian woman. She attended church faithfully at Ben Davis Christian Church. She will be remembered for her cheerful smile and kind heart, reported by many. Ruby walked peacefully through 88 years into heaven. She left us with permission, free of the struggle of illness. Our family wishes to thank the staff at Indiana University Hospitals and her many doctors. Thank to Westside Garden Plaza for their care in her last year. Ruby is survived by Nina Ballard (Frank), Mark Gant (Donna), Timothy Gant (Amalia), Jakob Gant (Celia), Vivian Gant-Child. Kathleen Gant, Tara Gant, Arron Sheets (Terri), Valerie Fitzgerld (Gary), David Sheets, Jennifer Ahoen (Don) and many friends. Please do not send Roses.

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Thursday, January 1, 1970

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Friday, July 21, 2023

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Friday, July 21, 2023

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