Ruby Lewis, 91, Lyndon: March 19, 1928 – June 9, 2019

LYNDON, Kan. – Ruby Lewis, 91, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her home in Lyndon, Kan. She was born on March 19, 1928, in Branson, Mo., the oldest daughter of Oscar and Francis Beckwith Rhamy.

Ruby lived in southern Nebraska before moving to Lyndon, where she has lived for the last 60 years. Ruby was a homemaker, and then worked as a clerk in the Lyndon Post Office. She then worked at the distribution center in Topeka and later served as postmistress at the Leroy, Kan., and Scranton, Kan., post offices. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church and its JOY (Just Older Youth) Club.

On Sept. 5, 1948, Ruby was married to the Rev. Carl Lewis, in Argonia, Kan.

Ruby was preceded in death by Carl, Dec. 26, 1988; her parents, Oscar and Francis; and three sisters, Margie Lee Goodman, Marcella Foltz and Rosella Baker.

Ruby is survived by her two sons, Richard Lewis (Charlene) and Bob Lewis (Kathy), both of Olathe, Kan.; two daughters, Carlene Reed (John), Osage City, Kan., and Beverly Rose (William), Lyndon; sister, Roberta Shumate, Newton, Kan.; and nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Ruby’s life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Grace Point Church, in Topeka. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, and then one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oklahoma Wesleyan University, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

 

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