Ruby L. Brillhart, 89, formerly of Uniontown, Kan. died Saturday morning, October 25, 2008 at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, Kan. She was born on March 28, 1919 in Redfield, Kan., the daughter of John Marsh and Hattie Eveline Hixon Hamm. She grew up in the Redfield area and attended the Marion District 40 grade school. She married Chester "Jiggs" Brillhart on January 1, 1938 in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1993.
Shortly after marriage, they moved to Colorado where Jiggs worked in the construction trade. They lived in the Denver, Colo., area for many years. During this time Ruby worked for Joslin's Department Store as Manager of the Alterations Department. After retiring they moved to Pueblo, Colo., where they resided for several years prior to Ruby's moving back to Kansas in 2004.
She is survived by a son, Raymond Brillhart and his wife Darlene of Waddell, Ariz., a daughter, Shirlee Skinner and her husband Bill, of Granby, Colo., two brothers; Virgil Hamm of Hays, Kan., and Ben Hamm and his wife Jackie of Augusta, Kan., two sisters; Doris Mason and her husband Bob, of Fort Scott, Kan., and Loris Wilson of Uniontown, Kan., 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Chester, she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Loy Hamm, and a great grandson, Joe Brillhart.
Rev. Marty DeWitt will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at the Uniontown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Uniontown, Kan., under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Pallbearers for the services will be Ray and Darlene Brillhart, Mike and Judy Wilson and Mike and Mary Brillhart. Honorary Pallbearers will be Loris Wilson, Doris and Bob Mason, Virgil Hamm and Ben and Jackie Hamm.
The family suggests memorials to the Prescott Country View Nursing Home, 301 E. Miller St., Prescott, Kansas 66767. Memorials may be sent to or left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.