Ruby Elaine Mitts,

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Ruby Elaine Mitts, 70, Milo, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Nevada Nursing and Rehab in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Elaine was born Aug. 3, 1947, in Nevada to Gene Douglas and Ruby Mae (Wright) Williams. She married Steven Mitts on Nov. 21, 1978, in Hattiesburg, Miss., and he preceded her in death.

Elaine grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1965. She attended Ft. Scott Community College and received her Bachelors of Nursing Degree. Elaine worked 19 years at the Nevada State Hospital and an additional four years at Heartland Hospital in Nevada. She then worked for an additional 20 years as the director of nursing in nursing homes in Branson and Ozark, Mo., until her retirement. Following her retirement in 2001, she moved to Milo.

Elaine enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, playing cards, playing dominos and dice with her family and spoiling her other children, her dogs. She attended the Milo Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Bill Householder Jr., Lamar, Jack Householder and his wife Monica, Richards, Missy Householder, Milo, Troy Householder and his wife Jennifer, Nevada, Tim Mitts, Lamar, Steven Mitts Jr., Joplin, and Tonya Dickerson, Springfield, Mo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; mother, Ruby Craft, Milo; five brothers, Doug Williams and his wife Janice, Laurel, Miss., Danny Williams and his wife Blanche, Nevada, Ed Williams, Nevada, Kevin Williams, Milo, and Ronnie Williams, Sheldon; two sisters, Margie Carpenter and her husband Brad, Milo, and Donna Conway and her husband Charlie, El Dorado Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband Steve she was preceded in death by her father, Gene Douglas Williams; step-parent father, Nelson C. Craft; one brother, Michael Williams; and one grandson, Anthony Barnes.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Milo Cemetery in Milo. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to the Milo Baptist Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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