Ruby Fern Ashley

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ruby Fern Ashley, 101, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 11, 1910, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Robert L. Scifers and Mary Ida Nafus Scifers. She married Marvin Harold Ashley on June 27, 1928, in Lamar, Mo., and he preceded her in death in March 1994.

Ruby was born and raised in Rich Hill. She came to Nevada in 1923 and has resided here since. She graduated from Nevada High School in 1927. Ruby worked for 25 years as an accountant at Nevada State Hospital.

Survivors include two sons, John Thomas Ashley, Overland Park, Kan., and Robert G. Ashley, Nevada; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Lou Harden and three siblings.

There will be a family visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, on Saturday, Nov. 5, with a graveside service following at Moore Cemetery, Nevada.

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