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Ruby Reese

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


Ruby Reese

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 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 will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Sid Allsbury will conduct the services. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville.


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 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 will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Sid Allsbury will conduct the services. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville.


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FOHN FUNERAL HOME

Cassville, Missouri

417-847-2141


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