Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ruby Mae Clay, 71, of Blue Mound, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born July 8, 1940, at Blue Mound, Kan., the daughter of Theodore and Jessie Rosier Russell.

She married Charles Clay on Oct. 29, 1960, at Mound City, Kan. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2006.

Ruby was a member of the Federated Church, Blue Mound. She loved animals, enjoyed crafts and flowers and the outdoors.

She was preceded in death also by her parents and two brothers, James and Carl Russell.

Survivors include her son Charles Preston Clay and Diane of Fort Scott; two daughters, Doretta Neville and David of Fort Scott and Carla Leavitt and Bill of Mound City; one brother, Dean Russell of Twin Falls, Idaho; one sister, Mary Beth of Blue Mound; and three grandchildren, Kayla Ledford and Mark of Oklahoma City, Okla., Megan Elizabeth and Nathan William Leavitt, both of Mound City.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Federated Church, Blue Mound.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time.

Contributions are suggested to Gideons International.

Interment will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Arrangements are by Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City Chapel.