Friday, July 30, 2010

Hallie Eugene Ruby, age 78, resident of 316 S. Andrick, Fort Scott, Kan., died early Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at his home.

He was born May 7, 1932, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Ralph Day Ruby and Dolly Bertha Morrow Ruby.

He married Joann Colvin on Feb. 16, 1952, at Fort Scott, Kan. They were happily married for 58 years.

Hallie had served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and had spent 18 months in Japan.

He had worked as a carpenter for many years.

He was a member of the Cherry Grove Baptist Church and a life member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include his wife, Joann, of the home; two sons, Gary Ruby, Fort Scott, Kan., and Randy Ruby, Pleasanton, Kan.; two daughters, Sherri Hixon and husband, Mike, Littleton, Colorado and Teresa Maley and husband, Dennis, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Also surviving are six grandchildren, Nicholas Hixon, Lacey Ruby, Garett Ruby, Michelle Hixon, Kristen Thompson, and Kelsey Maley and three great-grandchildren, Brady Felt, Alani Thompson and Demetrius Thompson II.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charley, Rollie and Raymond and seven sisters, Thelma, Mable, Anna Mae, Bessie, Bertha, Elizabeth and Alice.

Rev. Scott Moore assisted by Rev. R. B. Shoemaker will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.

Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.