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Ruth G. “Gerry” Eberly

Ruth G. “Gerry” Eberly, 89, of North Manchester, IN, and with ties to Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester.

She graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1949.  She spent time worshiping at the First Bretheren Church in North Manchester. She was a cook for Chester Elementary School and then Manchester Elementary School from 1976 to 1993.

She was born on July 29, 1931, in Huntington County, to Charles and Nellie Couch Keplinger. She married Guy L. Geiger in 1957. He preceded her in death in 1970. She married Ray Eberly on Aug. 19, 1973. He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2019.

Survivors include a son, Gregg Geiger, of Churubusco; a daughter, Janet Clarke, of West Springfield, MA; stepsons, Ronald (Joyce) Eberly, Gary (Karen) Eberly, Scott (Darla) Eberly, all of North Manchester, and Nick (Jon Morgan) Eberly, of Elkhart; a sister, Shirley (Jim) Shaw, Columbia City; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a step-son, Kurt Allen Eberly; and a son-in-law, Norm Clarke.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, a private service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.