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Ruby (Lewis) Suter
October 14, 1943 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Ruby Lewis Suter, 80, of Keyser, WV went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2024. Ruby died at her home surrounded by her loving family and her beloved dog, Max.
Born on October 14, 1943, in Kempton, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Frantz Lewis and Mary Catherine (Paugh) Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 59 years, Robert Lee “Jack” Suter, Jr.; three sisters, Patricia Lazenby, Helen Collins, and Sharon Disharoon; two brothers, Robert Lewis and Randall Lewis, as well as her grandson, Robert Lee Suter, IV.
Ruby graduated from Southern Garrett High School and was an outstanding student. She retired from the Mineral Country Sheriff’s Office after 22 years of dedicated service and unwavering commitment beginning as a Correctional Officer and eventually earning a promotion to Head Correctional Officer. She prided herself on being kind and compassionate to anyone, no matter their circumstance, during her career and throughout her lifetime. She was a Baptist by faith and held God closely to her heart. She was a member of many organizations throughout her lifetime, from area homemaker clubs to most recently being a charter member of the North Branch Lions Club. Rube (as she was adoringly called by many) loved to crotchet and bake. Her pies were always a hit, and everyone always enjoyed her peanut butter fudge. She absolutely loved playing bingo, gathering friends and family to play Poker Keno, watching “In the Heat of the Night”, playing card and puzzle games on Pogo, as well as spending time with her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were well loved, and she greatly enjoyed all the time spent playing with them and all the talks she would have with them. They filled her heart with so much love and joy. Ruby was like a second mom to many children and young adults throughout her lifetime.
Surviving are her three children, Rhonda Sears-Coffman and fiancé Tom, Rhenda (Suter) Cook, Robert Lee Suter, III and wife Amber; her sister Mary Frantz Harvey and her brothers, Richard Lewis and Ernest Lewis. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Willy, Kayla, Jillian (whom she helped to raise and was like a daughter), Brandon, Justin, Sara, and Jessica; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She loved and adored all her friends and family. Holding special places in her heart were her close friend, Donna Haggerty, her dear cousin, Theresa Dale, Krista Kane (mother to Sara and Jessica), as well as many other loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, former coworkers, and so many other friends and family too numerous to mention individually. Also surviving, is her little dog, Max, who loved her dearly. Max was a faithful companion who never left her side.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to send memorial contributions to WVU Medicine Hospice (special thanks to all of them for their tremendous care, especially Jackie, Lacey and Megan), St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the North Branch Lions Club, the American Cancer Society, the Mineral County Humane Society, or the Piedmont Family 4 Life Church of God.
Family and friends will be received Monday, February 5, 2024, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Markwood Funeral Home in Keyser, WV. A service will follow at 4:00pm with Pastor Charles Henry officiating.