Ruby Lorene Foster

Ruby Lorene (Daugherty) Foster, 93, daughter of Jacob Barnhart and Minnie Pearl (Hutcheson) Daugherty, was born Aug. 19, 1917, at Dykes, Mo. She passed away Oct. 10, 2010, at Houston House following a brief illness.

Ruby was raised in the Dykes community and attended Ragsdale School. In the spring of 1936, Ruby met William Isaac Foster in a potato patch where he had gone to plow a garden. She was there to plant the potatoes. They were united in marriage a short time later on May 23, 1936. They lived in the Yukon and Raymondville area, where they raised their seven children. She remained on the family farm until April 2009. Ruby then made her residence at Houston House due to failing health. Ruby was named resident of the month at Houston House in August 2010.

Ruby was a housewife who spent her time reading, cooking, needlepoint, quilting, gardening, canning and doing extra chores on the farm. She was a hard worker and managed to prepare the best meals for her family. Ruby was well known for her famous homemade rolls. In her later years, she continued to enjoy reading and doing embroidery work, making sure the great-grandchildren had a quilt from their granny.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years; her parents; five brothers, Hermal, Ewell, Henry, Raymond and Chester; and three sisters, Ruth, Leona and Mabel.

Ruby is survived by her seven children, James Foster and wife, Ann, of Winfield, Mo., Alma Thomas and Donald Foster and wife, Nancy, of Tyrone, Mo., Dale Foster of New Florence, Mo., Shelia Miller and Dorothy Perkins and husband, Richard, of Houston, Mo., and Bobby Foster and wife, Glenda, of Alton, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Richard Perkins III and Brother Danny Foster officiated. Pallbearers; David Foster, Mark Foster, Greg Miller, Brian Jordan, Adam Foster, Damon Foster and A J Burke.

Memorials may be made to Allen Cemetery or Dykes Cemetery c/o Evans Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

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