Ruby Yvonne Stone, 89, of Fordland, Missouri went home to be with the Lord on December 28, 2023 at her home. She was born December 7, 1934, to the late William and Bessie Green of Rogersville, Missouri.
Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lyle E. Stone of 56 years; her son Rodney Stone and daughter-in-law Gwen Stone, son-in-law Dale Brown; brother Charles Green, sisters Vivian Green and Margaret Wilks.
She is survived by her sisters; Pauline Harris of Valley Center, Kansas, Connie Dutcher of Wichita, Kansas, Helen Jo Ferguson and husband Larry of Kechi, Kansas, Betty Loveland of Rogersville, Missouri, and brother Bill Green of Rogersville, Missouri, and her daughter Bess Elaine Brown of Fordland; her grandchildren Doug Brown and wife Jeni of Roach, Missouri, Amanda Gann and husband John of Fordland, Missouri, Cheyenne Vaughn and husband Rob of Billings, Missouri, Michael Stone of Springfield, Missouri and Jennifer Driscole and husband Jeff of Springfield, Missouri; great grandchildren, Jacob and Jessie Brown, Elaina and Ruby Gann, Nela and Erin Vaughn and six step great grandchildren.
Ruby worked for Sweetheart Cup formerly Fort Howard and Lily Tulip in Springfield for 30 years. She was a long-time member of Primitive Baptist Church in Rogersville, Missouri, and loved the Lord with all her heart spending countless hours reading the bible. She made quilts for her family and some co-workers. Ruby was always there to help others whether it was a ride to church, a meal, help painting or whatever someone needed. Making birthdays and holidays special for her immediate and extended family with special cards, treasure hunts and games was a passion of hers, because she loved life and loved to laugh. Having played cards for years, she was the family card shark especially when it came to Rook. She looked forward to seeing her Lord and Savior face to face and experiencing what we can’t even imagine that God has prepared for us.
A Celebration of Life will be held on January 6th at 11 AM at Crossbridge Baptist Church in Marshfield, “refereed” by Doug Brown, to remember and honor a life well lived. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Encounter Ministry online at Encounterministry.org or mailed to Encounter Ministry, 1650 Koehler Dr, Roach, MO 65787
Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Cremation was entrusted to Adams Crematory.