Ruby Janet Willet Fowler Poe, age 84,
passed away Saturday evening, June 17, 2017, surrounded by family at her home.
Ruby was born November 20, 1932, in the
Newport community of Barton County, to Earl and Nora (Archer) Willet. On May 7,
1956, she married Freddie Fowler, Jr. and they had shared nearly 36 years
before his death March 29, 1993. She was
also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Gene, bob, Eddie, and
Melvin Willet; five infant grandbabies; a
son-in-law, Flint Limberg, Sr.; and step-daughter-in-law, Penny Poe.
On March 23, 1996, Ruby married Wayne E.
Poe and he survives, of the home. Also surviving are sons, Perry (Loretta)
Fowler, Lamar, William Kump, Goodland, Kansas, Frederick (Emily) Camp, Mountain
Home, Arkansas; daughters, Terri Limberg and Sally Hart, both of Lamar;
step-sons, Ronald Poe, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Poe, Joplin, Missouri,
and John (Tracy) Alderman, Bowie, Texas; step-daughters, Rachel Poe, Columbia,
Missouri and Robin Burton, DeQuincy, Louisiana; daughter-in-law, Susan Minich,
Kansas City, Missouri; brothers, Marvin and Gaylord (Pam) Willet, both of
Lamar; sister Pauline Nicklaus, Clarksville, Arkansas; her grandblessings,
Wesley, Whitney, and Jordan Hart, Teisha Manka, Flint Limberg, Jr., Jamie
Gishwiller, Nita and Shannon Fowler, and Heather Pingleton;
great-grandblessings, Ezekiel, Kloee, Azariah, Annabelle Ruby, Chaz, Kara,
Brianna, Lillian, Kamron, Haylee, Jeremy, and Jazsmin as well as several Nieces & Nephews.
In addition to always being devoted to her
family, Ruby was an entrepreneur extraordinaire. Known as the Lamar Golddigger,
she acquired, appraised and sold jewelry, antiques and collectibles for many
years. A talented seamstress, Ruby made
clothing, dolls, aprons, quilts, and costumes for family, friends, and church
groups. She grew beautiful flower
gardens and appreciated the simple pleasures of bird-watching and drives in the
country. Ruby’s spirits could always be
lifted by music and she loved to dance.
She was an excellent cook and her home was always welcoming to family
and the many friends of her children who also called her “Mom”. Her greatest joy came from time spent with
her family, especially her grandblessings and great-grandblessings.
service to remind everyone that for Ruby it was “Never good-bye, but see you
later” and to celebrate her life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 27th
at Lamar First Christian Church. Burial
will be in Lake Cemetery.
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