Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ruby Lee (Foster) Fields 1914-2005

Ruby Lee (Foster) Fields, daughter of the late Earl and Beulah (Adkins) Foster, was born September 23, 1914 in Spring Creek, Missouri where she grew up. She attended school at the Rolling Heath School.

On November 2, 1935, Ruby was united in marriage to Arthur A. Fields in Rolla, Missouri. They shared over 56 years of marriage together and were blessed with two sons, Norman and Douglas. Arthur preceded her in death on August 7, 1992.

Ruby worked for over twenty years for the Waynesville R-VI School District in the Food Service Department. Ruby was a member of the Pulaski County Historical Society for several years. The one thing Ruby loved doing the most and was the best at was being a mom and homemaker. She treasured the times that she spent with her family and taking care of them. She also enjoyed watching the hummingbirds every year.

Ruby passed away at 11:56 PM Friday, June 17, 2005 in her home at the age of 90 years, 8 months and 25 days.

Ruby will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by one son: Doug Fields and his wife, Georganna of Independence, Missouri; three sisters: Mignion Daley of Waynesville, Missouri; Martha Tucker and Mary Camp, both of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother: Kenny Foster of Waynesville, Missouri; daughter-in-law: Marge Fields of Waynesville, Missouri; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby was preceded in death by one son: Norman; one brother: James Foster and one great-great grandson.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 24, 2005 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Danny Graves officiating. A recording of the song "When I Look In The Sky was played. Serving as escorts were Dick Daley, Ron Fields, Anthony Foster, Terry Foster, Dennis Leuchen and Ron Tucker. Serving as honorary escort was Jim Fields.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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