Ruby Isabelle (Wilson) Vandivort, 95, daughter of Bishop T. and Ellen J. (Gawthrop) Wilson, was born May 9, 1922, in Houston, Mo. She passed away Dec. 6, 2017, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.

Ruby lived in the Rocky Branch community and attended grade school there. She graduated from Houston High School.

She married Roy Dean Vandivort on June 9, 1940, and to this union four children were born, Linda, Dean, Jim and Darrell. They made their home on a farm in the Rocky Branch community and she resided there until February 2017. She always enjoyed her life on the farm, looking out for the cows and helping others in need.

Ruby worked at HD Lee Factory in Houston, Mo. She could hand quilt with the neatest of stitches and just recently lovingly hemmed a quilt that her daughter, Linda, had made. Ruby liked to keep her hands busy; she picked many black walnuts out to share with her family and friends.

She for many years faithfully attended New Hope Baptist Church at Solo, where she taught many Sunday school classes and helped in Bible school. She was always ready to share her strong faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 58 years, Roy Vandivort; four sisters, Ruth Wilson, Roberta Lewis, Grace Blankenship and Virginia Buchholz; one brother, Tom Wilson; and a son-in-law, Fred Walker.

Surviving are her chil dren, Linda Walker and Dean Vandivort and wife, Lorene, of Houston, Mo., Jim Vandivort and wife, Evelyn, of Richwoods, Mo., and Darrell Vandivort and wife, Linda K., of Houston, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Ruby is now enjoying the beauty of Heaven and rejoicing with her Lord.

Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Norman Orr officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Dean Vandivort, Jim Vandivort, Darrell Vandivort, Eric Vandivort, Larry Walker and Randy Walker. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Fisher, Chad Boyd, Doug Hohlt, Tim Kellar and Mike Motzkus.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Cemetery or Texas County Hospice of Care. Go to to send an online condolence.

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