Ruby M. Deal

June 27, 2019 ~ January 25, 1938 (age 81)


Ruby M. Deal, 81, of Petrolia, a well-known Fairview resident, passed away while surrounded by her loving family, Thursday afternoon, June 27, 2019 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia in Cabot.

Ruby was born in Butler on January 25, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Irene Stoughton Cumberland. Ruby graduated from Hooker High School and was of the Presbyterian faith. She had been employed by Bobby Brooks in Butler, and later by Sugarcreek Rest for over 20 years.  Mrs. Deal retired in 2000. She and her husband were the longtime owners of Deal’s Texaco in Chicora.

In her earlier years, Ruby enjoyed riding motorcycles and swimming. She had a love for everything country western, and enjoyed horseback riding, watching old western shows, and listening to country music. Ruby most especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends that would come to visit, and riding her golf cart around Fairview. Her favorite season was summer, when she enjoyed spending time lying in the sun, on her back porch, and in her garage.

Ruby is survived by her husband of 62 years, Terry Deal, whom she married in Fairview on December 15, 1956; three children, Bev Bell and her husband, Bill, Terry “Fuzz” Deal and his wife, Natalie, and Alan “Spike” Deal and his wife, Pam, all of Petrolia; six grandchildren, Heather Hobaugh and her husband, Brian, of Petrolia, Shayne Bell and his wife, Kylee, of Fenelton, Chad Bell and his wife, Juliane, Brandon Deal, and Derek and Landon Deal, all of Petrolia; five great-grandchildren, Liam and Cole Hobaugh, and Roman and Owen Bell, all of Petrolia, and Myles Bell, of Fenelton; five sisters, Marie Stroup and her husband, Kenny, of Chicora, Delores Kihn, of Butler, Dot Webb and her husband, Ray, of Butler, Joyce Campbell, of Hooker, and Wanda Stroup, of Karns City; three brothers, Robert Cumberland, of Butler, Dale Cumberland, and his wife, Elma, of North Washington, and Rich Cumberland and his wife, Betty, of Butler; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Hutchison, of Palm Beach, FL, and Jean Deal, of Petrolia; three brothers-in-law, Richard “Chub” Deal and Steve Deal, both of Petrolia, and Danny “Tiny” Deal and his wife, Theresa, of Tennessee; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; as well as her beloved dog, Mitzi.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence “Pappy” and Sara Deal; four brothers-in-law, Lewis Kihn, Archie Stroup, Dennis “Shorty” Deal, and Donald Hutchison; two nephews, Donny Deal, and Randy Stroup; a niece, Marla Stroup; and a great-niece, Ashley Deal.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 4-7 p.m. Monday. A memorial service will follow from the funeral home at 7 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Dennis Barger, a family friend, and pastor of the Scrubgrass Stone Church in Emlenton, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Deal’s memory may be made to the Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 169, Petrolia, PA 16050.

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