Ruby Ellen Cartwright

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ruby Ellen Cartwright, 95, formerly of Nevada, passed away March 24, 2014, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned, Kan., after a lengthy illness. Ruby was born July 28, 1918, in Milo, Mo., to Reuben Andrew Gilmore and Harriett Minerva (Fenton) Gilmore. She was united in marriage to Allen "Red" Cartwright and he preceded her in death in 1982.

Ruby grew up in Milo and attended the Milo school. She worked at the Nevada State Hospital for more than 20 years, until her retirement. Ruby was a member of the Nevada American Legion Post No. 2 and she loved going there on Saturday nights. She had lived in Larned, Kan., for the past five years.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Hiestand, Larned, Kan., and Larry Hiestand, Nevada; one sister, Ruth Langston, Idaho; three brothers, Delmar Gilmore, Milo, Harold Gilmore, Nevada, and Dean Gilmore, Nevada; six granddaughters; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, "Red"; two brothers, Roy Gilmore and George Gilmore; and one sister, Della Price.

Family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 29, at Ferry Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow at Newton Burial Park, in Nevada, with the Rev. Roger Beach officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the Nevada American Legion Post No. 2 in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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