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Ruby Fern Bilyeu Frazier Brafford

Ruby Fern Bilyeu Frazier Brafford, 87 of Forsyth, MO, passed away on Mon., Aug. 5, 2019 at the Forsyth Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on Nov. 19, 1931 at Chadwick, MO., daughter of Arthur and Dora (Sportsman) Bilyeu.


Ruby Brafford

Ruby graduated from Chadwick High School in 1949. She married Eldon Frazier in 1951 at Harrison, AR., and moved to California shorty after. In 1955 Ruby returned to Missouri and became a member of the New Haven General Baptist Church. She worked many years at the Forsyth Public School in the cafeteria and became cafeteria manager.


After the death of Eldon in 1977, Ruby married Lawrence Brafford in 1995. Ruby retired from the Forsyth School in 1995. In later years she volunteered at the Hiding Place Thrift Store in Forsyth.


Survivors include children, Joyce Chambers and husband Galen of Taneyville, MO., Danny Frazier and wife Danita of Forsyth, MO., and Tracy Fischer and husband Doug of Kirbyville, MO.; 6 grandsons; and 7 great- grandchildren; Siblings, Rex Bilyeu of Chadwick, MO., Larry Bilyeu of Forsyth, MO., Betty Costas of Sacramento, CA., Mary Aguero of Douglasville, TX.; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and her church family at New Haven General Baptist Church.


Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Eldon Frazier and Lawrence Brafford; siblings Delbert Bilyeu, Emory Bilyeu, Ike Bilyeu, and Catherine Davis Adams.


Visitation for Ruby will be at the Whelchel Grace Funeral Home on Thurs., Aug. 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be at New Haven General Baptist Church on Fri., Aug. 9 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Schupbach Cemetery at Chestnut Ridge. Memorials may be made to Schupbach Cemetery, C/O Kenny Bilyeu, 257 Dry Hollow Rd. Chestnut Ridge, MO 65630.

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