Shirley Mae Ruby

Shirley Mae Ruby, 83, Leavenworth, passed away Feb. 4, 2021 at Medicalodge of Leavenworth.

Shirley was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, on Sept. 8, 1937. She attended Leavenworth High School and worked in food service for many years. She worked at the Corner Pharmacy, Delaware Deli, the VA, and then back at Delaware Deli. She loved spending time and caring for her grandchildren. She was a member of LAWS, enjoyed her flower gardens, sewing, and caring for her pets and stray animals.

Shirley was married to James J. Ruby on July 30, 1955. They were married 65 years.

Shirley is survived by her spouse, James Ruby, her children, Kathy M. Fry, James Ruby, William Ruby, all of Leavenworth, Robert (Nancy) Ruby, Colorado, and Sandra Davidson, Oregon. Grandchildren are Julie (Robbie) Boatright, Jason Timon, Donald (Mandy) Timon, Jennifer (Kode) Pacha, Rebecca (Jason) Wolters, Angela (Joshua) Loyd, Daniel (Kaci) Ruby, Hillary Lusebrink, and Dillon Davidson, as well as 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, John, Milton, Clarence and Bernard Haddock, and two grandchildren, Christopher Ruby and Jessica Wilkens.

Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required and encouraged. A visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. at Belden-Larkin Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Belden-Larkin Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Burial is at 11 a.m. and will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home.

Posted online on February 12, 2021