Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ruby (Longshore) Evans, 87, of Cassville, formerly of Rockport, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville.

She was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Dora, Ark., the daughter of John and May (Lewis) Longshore. On Feb. 2, 1959, in Seguin, Texas, she was united in marriage to Lytton Evans, who preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Daniel John (D.J.) Longshore.

Survivors include: a son, David Paulson, of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Alma Branch, and her husband, Mark, of St. Charles; one brother, Glenn Longshore, of Grayslake, Ill.; three sisters, Pearl Heiskell, of Stella, Jewel Thomas, of Cassville, and Opal McCoy, of Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She received her education in Stella, where she graduated high school, then attended business college in Joplin. She was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services were held Monday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial was at Union Cemetery, Stella.

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