1919 - 2011
Ruby Rae (Renner) Bryan, 91, of New Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Oak Tree Villas in Jefferson City to rejoin the love of her life, Martin. She was born December 24, 1919, in Fulton the daughter of Frank H. Renner and Cornelia (Miller) Renner. She married F. Martin Bryan on October 31, 1941. He preceded her in death in April of 2011. They enjoyed 69 plus wonderful years together. Ruby graduated from Fulton High School in 1938. Her freshman year, she helped organize the "Lucky 13" club and in her Junior year, 1937, she was chosen Miss Callaway County. Ruby was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was well known for her immaculate housekeeping and her wonderful cooking, (especially her fried pies) and enjoyed ballroom dancing. Ruby was always volunteering to help in classrooms and on field trips for her children and even for two of her grandchildren when they were in school. Ruby was a member of the Providence Baptist Church, the New Bloomfield Lions Club, and the New Bloomfield Area Historical Society. Ruby will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her three children, Dr. J. Kent Bryan and wife Tolly of Melbourne, Fla., M. Renner Bryan and wife Becky of Liberty, Susan Craighead of Holts Summit, six grandchildren, Bobbi Baysinger and husband David of Fulton, Brett Craighead and wife LeAnn of New Bloomfield, Jerry Bryan of South Carolina, James Bryan and wife Kari of Vancouver, British Columbia, Jason Bryan and wife Katrina of St. Louis and Kyla Leiboult and husband Matthew of Independence; 11 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five step- great-grandchildren; one brother, Glenn Renner and wife Ona of Springfield; one sister-in-law, Helen Alu of St. Louis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Her family wants to thank the nurses, aides, and staff at Oak Tree Villas and Capital Region Medical Center for the wonderful and loving care she received. We are so grateful for your care, love and compassion. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 12, at the Debo Funeral Home in Holts Summit with Reverend Jim Shaver officiating. Burial will follow in Callaway Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 11, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Holts Summit. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Providence Baptist Church, or the New Bloomfield Area Historical Society c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St., P.O. Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.debofuneralhome.com
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