Ruthe Jubinville Death, Obituary – On February 1, 2023, Ruthe E. (Wheeler) Jubinville passed away peacefully at the age of 83 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. She had not been in any pain or distress throughout her final days. Ruthe Wheeler, the daughter of Leland and Sylvia (Long) Wheeler, was brought into the world on April 23rd, 1939 in Shelburne. Sylvia (Long) Wheeler was Ruthe’s mother. After completing her studies at Arms Academy as well as those at Greenfield Community College, she went on to get her nursing degree from the latter.
Ruthe cared for numerous generations of local families throughout the course of her fifty-year career as a registered nurse. She served the community in this capacity for the entirety of her working life. Her career got off to a good start when a construction company in Bear Swamp hired her to work as an on-site nurse for one of their projects. After then, she held positions at the Farren Memorial Hospital as well as the Franklin Medical Center.
Since then, she has worked for the Hospice of Franklin County, where she has been employed for more than eight years. In addition to that, Ruthe served as an ombudsman for a local nursing home, where she represented the residents as well as the residents’ families, and she volunteered as an emergency medical technician for the Shelburne Falls Ambulance service. She was the owner of a ceramic workshop in Shelburne Falls, and she utilized it both to teach people about the craft and to sell some of the pieces that she had crafted herself.
It was nothing out of the ordinary for Ruthe and her husband Jerry to take their annual vacations in different locations around the United States. going to trade shows that are related to Jerry’s plumbing company and spending time there. She is survived by a number of people, including her sons Kenny Thompson of Iowa and Bill Jubinville of Shelburne.
She is also survived by her daughters, Debra Peters and her husband Charlie of Millers Falls and Jeanne Jubinville of Texas; her grandchildren Shane and Chance Powell, Jeremy Howes, Katy Jubinville, Kendra Thompson, and Todd and Robert Corbitt; her great-grandchildren Sylvia and Madelyn Powell; her brother, Spike Wheeler of Colrain; and her son-in-law, Robert Corbitt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Corbitt