Ruby Reese

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Ruby Reese, age 92, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Oak Pointe in Monett, Missouri.

She was born on October 9, 1926, in Seligman, Missouri, the daughter of John and Mary Ella (Wilson) Dunlap. On September 14, 1947, she was united in marriage to Harold Reese, who preceded her in death on October 9, 2003. Also preceding her in death were her parents, John and Mary; one brother, John Jr., and two sisters, Marjorie and Willa Dean.

Surviving are one son, Philip Reese and his wife Linda of Monett, Missouri; one sister, Norma Vanzandt of Washburn; two grandchildren, Clayton Reese and Clifton Reese and his wife Amanda; and two great grandchildren, Jaci and Katelyn.

During her younger years Ruby lived on the homestead farm near Eagle Rock and later moved to a farm north of Washburn, where they could go to school. After graduating high school at Washburn with top honors, WWII was under way so she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to work in an Airplane Factory, then moved to Cassville where she worked as a book keeper at Bill Hailey Ford Dealership. In 1958, she moved to Springdale, Arkansas, and was a homemaker and later worked for 20 years as a secretary of National Grape Co-op until she retired. In 1963, she won the title of Arkansas Poultry Federation Cooking Queen. In 1982, she moved back to Cassville and retired but was a volunteer at the Barry County Museum and Chamber of Commerce. For several years, she was on the Little Joe Fund board and involved with Friends of the Library and Silver Leaf Benefit Club.

Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Sid Allsbury conducted the services. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville.


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