Ruby E. Spangler, 72

Homemaker, gardener

October 01, 2007

Ruby E. Spangler, a homemaker and gardener, died of septic shock Sept. 23 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The Glen Burnie resident was 72.

Born Ruby Bauer in Baltimore and raised on Meadow Road in Brooklyn Park, she was a 1953 graduate of Glen Burnie High School.

Mrs. Spangler enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching and reading.

"She also liked to collect and display Fenton glass bells and had more than a hundred of them," said her brother, Henry A. Bauer III of Overland Park, Kan.

She was a member of the International Order of Job's Daughters and was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Brooklyn.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road in Pasadena.

Also surviving are her husband of 32 years, Larry E. Spangler, a retired Chicago Metallic Corp. worker; two sons, William Miracle of Bel Air and Michael Miracle of Glen Burnie; and two daughters, Margie Mogavero and Julie Hafner, both of Bel Air. Another son, David Miracle, died in 1972. An earlier marriage to William Miracle ended in divorce.

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