Nancy Elizabeth Ruhling
Nancy Elizabeth Ruhling, 61, of Elkhart, IN, formerly of Carrollton, passed away at 9:48 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, in Elkhart General Hospital after a sudden illness.
Born March 19, 1949, in Canton, she was a daughter of the late Milfred and Ruth (Barber) Long.
She was employed as a retention specialist with Comcast for more than 15 years. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and pets.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Ruhling of Elkhart, IN, whom she married Aug. 18, 1995; two sons, Robert (Suzanne) Niswander III and Patrick Niswander, both of Union, MI; two stepsons, Michael (Julie) Ruhling of Rochester, NY, and Marc Ruhling of Goshen, IN; stepdaughter, Michele Cripe of Grand Ledge, MI; a brother, Ralph (Della) Long of Mineral City; 12 grandchildren and one great grandson.
A memorial service was held Aug. 12 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. William Hemming officiating. Her cremated remains will be buried in St. Vincent Cemetery, Elkhart, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 CR 19, Bristol, IN, 46507 or St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart was entrusted with arrangements.