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Ruby VanBuskirk

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Ruby VanBuskirk, 93, of Marshall, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. William W. Harlow will officiate. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Marshall.

Born June 29, 1911, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late James J. Cole and Lena Clay Wilson Cole. On June 30, 1934, in Lexington, she married Earl VanBuskirk, who survives of the home. She had lived in Marshall her entire life and had worked at Banquet Foods, International Shoe Company and Mode 'O Day Clothing. She was a member of the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church.

Additional survivors include one son, James Finley of Osceola; two daughters, Thomazene "Tommy" Riley of Marshall and Eugenia Ross of Laurie; one sister, Joyce Willis of Independence; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, James Cole; and a twin sister, Ruth Jones.