Ruby Francis Patterson

Ruby Francis Patterson


Ruby Francis (Darnell) Patterson, 85, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on March 6, 2016 at LaPlata Nursing Home where she resided for 5 years.

Ruby was born the daughter of Perry and Viola (Evans) Darnell on December 27th, 1930 in Kirksville. Ruby was wedded to the love of her life, Kerrill (Sam) Patterson, on June 17, 1950 and to this union two children were born.

Ruby rejoins her husband Sam, two brothers Virgil Darnell and Henry (Hank) Darnell, and five sisters Myrtle Turner, Lee Darr, Viva Dodsworth, Eithel Parrish, and Gracie Foster.

Ruby attended Kirksville Schools, was a loyal employee at the Florshiem Shoe Factory for 46 years, and a faithful member of The First Church of God.

Ruby is survived by her son, Christopher Scott Patterson of Versailles, MO; one daughter, Lisa Renee (Patterson) Fehr of Kirksville, MO; by her cherished grandchildren Kyle Patterson, Christine Patterson, Jackie Patterson, Shane Fehr, Ryan Fehr, Aric Fehr, David Youngman, Sarah Youngman, Jessie Coin, and 13 great grandchildren.

Ruby was affectionately known as "Grandma" to all who knew her. She will always be remembered as a kind and gentle soul whom loved her family more than anything. She enjoyed cooking and watching her family grow. Grandma Ruby's door was always open and all were welcomed with love and a jar of hot tamales wasn't far away. Ruby loved her family dearly, but had a special unbreakable bond with her daughter, Lisa.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10a.m. followed by funeral services at 11a.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home. Pastor Scott Grogg will officiate the service. Interment will follow the service at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Patterson, Shane Fehr, Steve Valentine, Jay Schilling, Cody Martin, and Dustin Martin.

Special thanks to the staff at LaPlata Nursing Home for their unconditional love and care of Ruby. Memorials may be made to Ruby Patterson Family. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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