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Ruby Jean SagePassing: December 20, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 22nd @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, December 22nd @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, December 22nd

BEDFORD – Ruby Jean Sage, 86, formerly of Paoli, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born January 27, 1936, in Blackwater, Virginia, she was the daughter of Emmett and Inez (Johnson) Collingsworth.  Ruby married Charles Edward Sage and he preceded her in death June 8, 2008.

Ruby was of the Pentecostal faith.  She had an infectious laugh and loved all animals; especially cardinals and hummingbirds.  She grew up on the family farm and enjoyed gardening and farm life.  Ruby was a caregiver to two dear friends and her family.

Surviving are her children, Wilma (David Kent) Sage of Mitchell, Norma Sage of Bloomington, and Stanley (Ramona) Sage of Mitchell; grandchildren, Tarah Sage and Tricia Sage; great-grandchildren, Adrielle, Drew, and Kiel; and siblings, Rev. Gerald (Vida) Collingsworth of Ohio, David Collingsworth of Indianapolis, Kee Collingsworth of Mitchell, Bobbie (Maurice) Buechler of Mitchell, Jerline Tuell, and Mary (Dwight) Kinder of Arizona;

Her parents; husband; daughter, Cathy Sage; grandson, Marine Cpl Andrew Sage; siblings, James Collingsworth, C.J. Collingsworth, Don Collingsworth, Georgia Flick, SP4 Delmo Collingsworth, and Betty Sellers; and brother-in-law Tom Sellers, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Chaplain David Hayes officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Special thanks goes to the Cambridge Square neighbors and management who have been so kind during her illness, Chaplain David Hayes and Southern Care Hospice, Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Living Well Home Care, and Hoosier Uplands for the wonderful care and kindness she received during this time.

Casual attire and jeans are welcomed.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Orange County Cancer Patient Services in memory of Charles Sage whom Ruby lost to colon cancer.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Robin Guthrie Hoosier Uplands Nurse | Bedford IN
    Date: December 22, 2022
    What a joy and pleasure it was caring for Ruby. I always looked forward to my visits with her. She made me laugh every time.
  2. Guest: Wilma Sage | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 22, 2022
    I was blessed to be able to spend Mom’s last night with her and hold her hand and play Alan Jackson’s hymns for her which she loved. She loved strawberry ice cream and raspberry sherbet and said to the chaplain and me that surely they would be there in heaven. She loved Cardinals and had a nice collection of figurines and pictures. Anytime I see a Cardinal I will think of her and a visiting angel. Thank you Southern Hospice staff and chaplain and Westview staff lfor doing their best to make her feel loved and comfortable in her last days. I know she is singing Amazing Grace with the angels🙏🏻🙏🏻
  3. Guest: Ricky Kumble | Mitchell
    Date: December 21, 2022
    Wilma. I'm sorry for your loss.
  4. Guest: Kevin and Deanna Stalder | Bedford, IN
    Date: December 21, 2022
    Ruby was such a kind sweet woman. We love her and will miss her sweet soul.
  5. Guest: BRENDA MCKAIN | brenda.mckain@outlook.com
    Date: December 21, 2022
    All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.
  6. Guest: Rhonda Wellman Curtsinger | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: December 21, 2022
    So sorry for your loss, Wilma and family. Time gets away from us quickly. It seems just like yesterday when we were in school that your Mom was so young and taking care of you kids. Now we are older and she will be missed. May the resurrection hope bring you the comfort you need at this difficult time. Rhonda Wellman Curtsinger ( classmate of Wilma's)
  7. Guest: Wanda Minto | Orleans In.
    Date: December 20, 2022
    Wilma,I'm sorry about your mom,prayers &Hugs.. 🙏🙏💓💓
  8. Guest: BRENDA MCKAIN | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: December 20, 2022
    Wilma, all family and friends, I'm so sorry for your loss.