Ruby Marie Phillips Smith Bryson, 90, of Hannibal, formerly of Marshall, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Luther Manor Retirement and Nursing Center in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Slater City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to family choice and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born June 6, 1922, in Grand Pass, she was the daughter of the late Tucker Monroe Phillips and Maude Leota Auberry Phillips. She grew up in the southern part of Missouri and attended school in Laclede and Webster counties. She was baptized as a young girl, and was currently a member of Slater Baptist Church. On Dec. 24, 1938, she married James Arthur Smith, who preceded her in death on April 25, 1955. On Nov.15, 1958, she married Jasper Daniel Bryson, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1981. She was known for her many beautiful quilts, which she made for family and friends. She enjoyed reading, especially the Bible, and encouraged her children and grandchildren to read. She loved flowers and tended them in her yard in summer and her house plants year round. She had other hobbies, which she shared like crocheting, making bed-dolls, ceramics and puzzles. She loved and appreciated her family and friends and neighbors. She will be greatly missed by her family and everyone that knew and loved her.
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Carrol Salsman of Hannibal and Gracie Riley and her husband, Gary, of Marshall; one son, Don R. Smith and his wife, Ann, of Boonville; two daughters-in-law, Judy Smith and Karen Smith, both of Marshall; one step-daughter, Donna Gross and her husband, Larry, of Warsaw; one stepson, Russell Bryson and his wife, Sheila, of Lowry City; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary K. Smith of Delaware, Ohio; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by two sons, James Lee Smith and Ronald Joe Smith; three step-sons, Daniel R. Bryson, Thomas D. Bryson and Darrell Lee Bryson; two step-daughters, Daisy June Mowell and Joyce Dawn Morlan; one granddaughter; three grandsons; and one great-grandson.
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