Rubie was born on June 29, 1921 in Marion County, Kansas to Gerhard and Anna Unruh.
She married Wilbert V. Reimer on April 30, 1942 and followed him to CPS Camp in Oregon and later to an institution to work with disabled people in Wisconsin.
In the early fifties she and Wilbert settled in North Newton, Kansas.
She worked at Banman’s IGA and later at the General Conference offices in Newton. She retired in 1983 and she and Wilbert traveled extensively to European countries and Africa. She enjoyed camping, quilting with the Mission Quilters, the EZ steppers, and the Red Hat Society.
She and Wilbert moved to Kidron Bethel Village in 1998. Wilbert died in 2000. After his death, Rubie volunteered at Kidron by fixing snacks for Healthcare Residents. She lived at Kidron for approximately twenty years until her death.
She is survived by her son: James of Pueblo, Colorado; daughter: Betty and husband, Jim Wyckoff of Cherryvale, Kansas; granddaughters: Reven Flaming Bronson and husband, David, Hilary Flaming of Hawaii; and Laura Reimer of Pueblo, Colorado; and two great grandchildren: Jonas and Bo Bronson.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Wilbert; parents: Gerhard and Anna Unruh; sisters: Amanda Dirks and her husband, Edwin, Erna Seeney and her husband, Dave; and brother: Karl Unruh and his wife, Helen.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., July 9th, at the Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas. A graveside committal will be held at 9:00 a.m., at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in rural Newton prior to the service.
A memorial has been set up for the Mennonite Central Committee, in care of the Bethel College Mennonite Church. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.