Walter Rudolph Carr
Nora Ada Neal
Ruby Mae Carr


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1. Robert Chase Gootee

2. Merrill Beher
3. Willis A. Sturm

Ruby Mae Carr 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 2 Aug 1913, Carmi, White, IL, United States 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Robert Chase Gootee on 19 Jul 1930 in , Clark, Indiana, United States
  • Marriage (2): Merrill Beher on 30 Oct 1936 1 2
  • Marriage (3): Willis A. Sturm on 26 May 2001 in Alexandria, Madison, IN, United States 1
  • Died: 29 Apr 2013, Elwood, Madison, IN at age 99 1 3
  • Buried: 4 May 2013, Elwood: St. Joseph Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, United States 1 3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Obituary: Herald Bulletin: obituary of Ruby Mae Beher-Strum on 30 Apr 2013 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 1 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.

Ruby married Robert Chase Gootee on 19 Jul 1930 in , Clark, Indiana, United States. (Robert Chase Gootee was born on 16 Dec 1912 in Elwood, Madison, IN, died on 30 Dec 1993 and was buried in Elwood: Elwood Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, United States 5.)

Ruby next married Merrill Beher, son of Howard Ellis Beher and Lorena Langston, on 30 Oct 1936.1 2 (Merrill Beher was born on 12 Aug 1901 in , Grant, IN,2 4 6 died on 13 Oct 1987 in Summitville, Madison, IN, United States 2 4 6 and was buried on 16 Oct 1987 in Elwood: St. Joseph Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, United States 2 4 6.)

Ruby next married Willis A. Sturm on 26 May 2001 in Alexandria, Madison, IN, United States.1 (Willis A. Sturm was born on 6 Jul 1910 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN,7 died on 16 Oct 2012 in Alexandria, Madison, IN, United States 7 and was buried in Gas City: Riverside Cemetery, Grant, Indiana, United States 7.)


1 <i>The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, IN)</i>, 30 Apr 2013 Obituary of Ruby Mae Beher-Sturm.

2 <i>The Alexandria Times-Tribune (Alexandria, IN)</i>, 21 Oct 1987, page 5. Obituary of Merrill Beher.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

4, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 87-037755 Merrill Beher. Father Howard E. Beher, mother Lorene Langston, spouse Mae Beher, informant.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

7 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

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