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Ruby L. Johnson
June 26, 1910 ~ March 25, 2016 (age 105) 105 Years Old
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Ruby Lou Johnson, 105, of Clyde, TX, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 in a local nursing home. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Hamby Cemetery with Bro. Jim Ritter officiating. A visitation will be held Monday, March 28, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00pm, at Hamby Baptist Church 156 County Road 503, Abilene, Texas 79601 under the direction of Haskell Funeral Home, 2 Avenue D, Haskell, TX. Condolences may be made at www.haskellfuneralhometx.com.
Ruby was born June 26, 1910 in Hamby, Texas, the daughter of the late Orlander Haskell Crews and Francis Jeannette McIlroy Crews. On April 4, 1931, she married B.C. Johnson in Taylor County. He preceded her in death in 1997. Ruby worked as an operator for Southwestern Bell, and later retired from Sears as a switchboard operator in 1974. She enjoyed canning and gardening. Ruby also sewed, often making clothes for her children and grandchildren and making sock monkeys. Fishing was her favorite pastime, fishing on local lakes, private ponds and the Texas coast. Spending time with her family was very important to Ruby. Her home was the hub of family events, where they often played games, such as, 42. She stayed active, even gambling in Law Vegas, NV, Ruidoso, NM and Stamford up to the age of 100. She was a member of Hamby Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, B.C. Johnson, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, daughter, LaJunta Farmer, and grandson Marshall Farmer.
Ruby is survived by her grandson, Guy Michael Farmer and wife Glenda of Clyde, TX; granddaughter, Michelle Rios and husband Jamie of Baytown, TX; 9 great grandchildren, Jamie Rios and wife Clair, Christine Rios, LaJunta Farmer, Michelle Morris and husband Ian, Corey Gillespie and wife Brenda, B.C. Farmer and wife Alberta, Tacy Farmer, Guy Farmer, Sara Farmer; 14 great, great grandchildren, 8 great, great, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hamby Baptist Church, 156 CR 503, Abilene, Texas 79601.Visitation Sunday, March 27, 2016 5:00 PM3/27/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/27/2016 7:00:00 PMHamby Baptist Church
156 CR 503 Abilene, TX 79601
Flowers may be delivered starting at 2:00pm, Monday at Hamby Baptist Church. Viewing for those who can not attend the scheduled time may come Monday at 3:00pm
Hamby Baptist Church 156 CR 503Abilene79601TXUnited States Graveside Monday, March 28, 2016 11:00 AM3/28/2016 11:00:00 AMHamby Cemetery