Ruby Lilly (Friedenberg) Sprague, 83, of Stevensville, Michigan passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville after a long three and one-half year battle with ovarian cancer. Per her request no memorial service will be held. Contributions in Ruby’s name may be made to Hanson Hospice Center or St. Joseph First United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services 926-9440. Friends who wish to leave an online condolence may do so at www.Purelycremations.org.
Ruby was born April 17, 1935 in Neche, North Dakota to Manual and Helen (Otto) Friedenberg. She grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan and graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1953. Ruby’s career involved working locally as a secretary. Her last position was with the Berrien County Sheriff before retiring in 1983. Ruby enjoyed traveling, oil painting and playing bridge. She also loved cooking and decorating cakes. Ruby was a high-energy person and very loving mom. She will be truly missed by her daughter, Linda, and friends.
Ruby is survived by her daughter, Linda Sprague of St. Joseph, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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