Carolyn Spieldenner Ruble

Obituary of Carolyn Theresa Spieldenner Ruble

Carolyn T. Spieldenner Ruble, of Apollo Beach, Florida and Long Beach Island, New Jersey passed away unexpectedly on November 18, 2021 at the age of 81. She was born December 24, 1939 in Fremont, Ohio to Paul E. and Theresa M. Spieldenner. Carolyn graduated St. Joseph High School in Fremont, Ohio and Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree. She was a laboratory research assistant for Fisher Scientific until she became a mother.


Carolyn is survived by her husband of sixty years, Joseph R. Ruble and their 6 children Joseph (Lisa) from Atco, NJ, Theresa Smith (Brian) from Clearwater, FL, John (Christine) from Medford, NJ, James (Susan) from Hamilton, NJ, Jeffrey (Tracy) from Scituate, MA, and Jay from Apollo Beach, FL. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren; her brother John Spieldenner (Carolyn) from Port Clinton, Ohio,  sister, Mary Weller (James) from Houston, TX, sisters-in-law Beverly Spieldenner from Fremont, Ohio and Patricia Spieldenner from Fremont, Ohio. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, James, Thomas and Charles Spieldenner as well as sister-in-law Mary (Ball) Spieldenner.


From high school cheerleading to ambitious walking to league bowling to competitive tennis, Carolyn excelled in every sport she encountered. She was a true athlete. She was an accomplished quilter and hand needle worker who created thousands of beautiful items that she gifted to her beloved family, friends and many charities. Carolyn was a true selfless artist but her greatest gift was her ability to make everyone feel that they were extra special to her.


Carolyn was a devoted Catholic who loved her faith. She was a loyal and dedicated daughter, wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. Carolyn was a passionate, true friend to many and will be remembered and missed so much.


Family and friends are invited to call at the Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL., on Thursday, December 2nd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. As Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 3rd at 11 am, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 106 11th Avenue NE, Ruskin, Florida 33570. Carolyn will be laid to rest at a private service in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Anne Catholic Church.

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Sun City Center Funeral Home
1851 Rickenbacker Dr.
Sun City Center, Florida, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, December 3, 2021
St Anne Catholic Church
106 11th Avenue NE
Ruskin, Florida, United States