Ruby Marie Anderson, 77, West Plains, Missouri, passed gently away at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her family and beloved pet.
She was born August 27, 1935, at Galesburg, Illinois, to Harold and Daisy Hines Lyons. Ruby was raised by her Grandmother in Canton, Illinois. Before leaving Illinois for the Ozarks, she worked for Western Union and was a successful tap dancer. After moving to the West Plains area, she worked at T & T Outlet, Garnett Wood Library, West Plains Public Library and for the last eight years volunteered at OMC Thrift Store. She loved going to church, walking her dog, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Anderson was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by four children, Mitch Anderson, Gravette, Arkansas, Scott Anderson, wife, Barbie, Portland, Maine, Kerry Anderson, Bolivar, Missouri and Julie Rubio, husband, Frank, West Plains, Missouri; five grandchildren, Donnie Snethern, fiancee’, Kadie Tyler, West Plains, Missouri, Kimberly Snethern, fiance’, Jared Jordan, Gassville, Arkansas, Heather Traffanstedt, husband, Oliver, West Plains, Missouri, LeeAnn Hutchins, Viola, Arkansas and Scott Logan, wife, Shannon, Nashville, Tennessee; one great-granddaughter, Layla Traffanstedt, West Plains, Missouri; her very special OMC family from the thrift store that she worked with.
She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and one very loving stepfather.
Visitation services will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to her family for help with the purchase of a headstone, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Private burial will be at a later date.