The Herald Bulletin

April 30, 2013

Ruby ‘Mae’ Beher-Sturm

Aug. 2, 1913 - April 29, 2013


ELWOOD, Ind. — Ruby “Mae” Beher-Sturm, 99, of Elwood and Summitville, died April 29, 2013, at Community Parkview Care Center in Elwood.

She was born Aug. 2, 1913, in Carmi, Ill., the daughter of Walter and Nora A. (Neal) Carr. Mae was a cashier at Eavey’s Supermarket in Anderson and  Cox’s Supermarket in Alexandria.

She attended St. Joseph School and Elwood High School. Mae married Merrill Beher on Oct. 30, 1936. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria. Mae later married Willis A. Sturm on May 26, 2001.  She volunteered at the Alexandria Food Bank and Mercy Hospital in Elwood. She enjoyed flowers, cooking, and baking cherry pies.

Mae’s family includes children, Marilyn Grande of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Thomas (Nancy) Beher of Summitville, and Daniel (Linda) Beher of Leisure; sister, Joan Baker of Elwood; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Merrill Beher; second husband, Willis A. Sturm; daughter, Dorothy “Dottie” Wise; five brothers, James Carr, Bernard Carr, Michael Carr, Thomas Carr and Joseph Carr; and two sisters, Helen Nowosielski and Martha Trissell.

A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria with Father Dan Duff. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Elwood.  

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with a Rosary at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Parkview Care Center Activity Fund.

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