OBITUARY - RUBY BELLE (HOBBS) HENSLEY
Ruby Belle HOBBS HENSLEY was born in Harrison county, Missouri on September 2, 1908 to Lee and Maude (BROWN) HOBBS and
passed away on March 18, 2000 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa at the age of 91 years, six months and
Ruby attended school in Chillicothe, Missouri. On December 24, 1934 she married Lloyd Wayne HENSLEY in Grant City,
Missouri. Wayne and Ruby enjoyed 62 years together. Ruby was a homemaker having great pride in caring for her family and
worked at the Ringgold County Hospital in the laundry room and food service department. In 1979 Wayne and Ruby retired
from the farm to their home in Mount Ayr.
Ruby was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and served the organization faithfully. Ruby enjoyed children so that upon moving
to town, she provided child care out of her home from many families in Mount Ayr.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; her parents; sisters, Mary LYNCH, Gladys THOMPSON and Luella HOBBS;
brothers, Lester and Bill HOBBS; in-laws, Aubrey LYNCH, Verl and Nellie HENSLEY, Lester HENSLEY, Everett HENSLEY, Walter
and Bessie HENSELY, Vera HENSLEY, Belle WILSON, Sadie and Ernest BLACK and Lester DENNEY.
Survivors include three sons: Donald and wife Edith of Kansas City, Missouri, Gary and wife Dianna and Raymond and wife
Judy of Mount Ayr. Ruby immensely enjoyed her grandchildren: Jeffrey HENSLEY and wife Renee, Michael HENSLEY and wife
Debbie, Kelly HENSLEY NELSON and husband Randy, Randy HENSLEY and wife Dennell and Russ HENSLEY. Ruby took great pride in
her great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Joshua, Wyatt and Owen HENSLEY and Tyler NELSON.
Survivors also include sisters, Betty
ROBINSON, Helen DeFoe, Loretta ROBINSON and Leta NORRIS; in-laws, Mary Jane DENNEY, Nadine HENSLEY and Clarence WILSON,
and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at the Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Rev.
Michael DRUHL officiating. Musicians were Ginny EIGHMY, Edna JONES and Neva FISHER.
Casket bearers were Jeff HENSLEY, Randy HENSELY, Randy NELSON, Mike HENSLEY, Russ HENSLEY and Billy Dean THOMPSON.
Ruby was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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