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  1. Bonnie Spencer
    July 2, 2024 @ 1:56 pm

    You have done an excellent job!


  2. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    July 2, 2024 @ 5:31 pm

    The Garner Families, Mary Baker, and Bonnie Spencer,

    We all extend our Deepest Sympathy to each of you on the passing of Ruby. My parents, Norris & Ivene Cozort, and us will be keeping all of you in our daily prayers and thoughts. Ruby was a wonderful Christian lady and a friend to my parents and us. Also, my Dad and I were colleagues of Ruby’s at West Plains High School too. She was an excellent educator who cared about her students being successful and helped them out in any way she could to help them accomplish this. She was a true caring friend and adored our son, Corby Lee as well. Wonderful memories of her to cherish daily. During this time may God provide each of you peace, comfort, strength, and encouragement. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Norris & Ivene Cozort
    Amber(Cozort), Tim, and Corby Redburn


    • Jeff lung
      July 3, 2024 @ 8:08 pm

      So sorry for your loss ,


  3. Cynthia Eades Lee
    July 2, 2024 @ 5:39 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for the family. I was fortunate to have Mrs. Garner my Junior year (1988). She really pushed me and helped me the most. A very understanding and sweet person.


  4. Teresa Eldringhoff Romans
    July 2, 2024 @ 6:25 pm

    LeAnn and family, my most sincere condolences.


    • LeAnn Tice
      July 8, 2024 @ 10:50 am

      Thank you, Teresa, for your thoughts of us at this time.



  5. Sherry Brotherton
    July 2, 2024 @ 6:46 pm

    Mrs. Garner was a wonderful teacher and a sweet friend. She was a mentor to so many students and I’m proud to be one of them. Later when I became a teacher we became friends. Thank you Ruby Garner for being such a positive influence n my youth and beyond.


    • Joseph Collins
      July 3, 2024 @ 11:43 am

      I had known Ruby for a long time she was a true Christian lady, and she was a sweetheart, I hate to hear of her passing !!


  6. Greg Carter
    July 2, 2024 @ 6:52 pm

    Simply one of the best teachers I had in my high school career at West Plains. Mrs. Garner will be missed. Thank you, Mrs. Garner for showing me how to love a great story no matter the age,


  7. Carla (Farel) Brashers
    July 2, 2024 @ 6:54 pm

    My favorite teacher. In middle school, she took the time to teach me one on one; Making sure I understood what she was teaching. This made a lasting impression on me. She was so kind and patient. The world needs more people like her.
    Prayers to her family.


  8. Kari Moore
    July 2, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

    Class of 1982. Had Mrs Garner as a teacher. Use to run into her on occasion at Rameys and we use to always have a chat. Nice lady. Condolences to the family and close friends.

    Kari Moore


  9. Aaronda Horton
    July 2, 2024 @ 9:17 pm

    James and Family,
    We are thinking of you during this time of loss and sorrow and sending our love. Praying for your peace and comfort.
    Aaronda Horton & Betty Horton


  10. Betsy Barnes Pipkin
    July 2, 2024 @ 10:57 pm


    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You and your family and the boys and their families will be in my prayers.


    • LeAnn Tice
      July 8, 2024 @ 10:49 am


      Thank you so much for the ivy plant at Mom’s service. It is beautiful & I brought it home with me. Thank you, too, for your thoughts & prayers.


  11. Vickie (Briscoe) Lawrence
    July 3, 2024 @ 8:54 am

    Miss Holstine (Garner) was my sophomore English teacher in 1971. I remember I had her class the period right after lunch and her classroom was directly across from the upstairs office – obviously, she made an impression on me. She was not only an exceptional teacher, she was an exceptional person. No matter what “attitude” students brought to class, she handled it calmly, politely, with poise and ALWAYS with a smile. I credit her with my success in college English classes and researching and writing endless “term” and “research” papers. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.


  12. Joyce French
    July 3, 2024 @ 2:18 pm

    So very sorry. She was a fantastic lady. I know she’ll be missed.


  13. Sabrina Hicks
    July 3, 2024 @ 4:31 pm

    Ruby was one of the best teachers I had. She was always so calm and supportive. She inspired me to become a teacher. Sending the family condolences during this difficult time.


  14. Wanita Breedlove
    July 7, 2024 @ 12:40 pm

    Mrs Garner was my 11th grade English teacher. She was a very fair teacher and one of my favorites for all my school years. Fast forward several years and we reunited and became good friends. After she moved to be close to her kids and grandkids I missed her dearly. I checked in with her from time to time but not nearly enough.. I will miss her forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you all


  15. Jennifer Horsman Barnett
    July 15, 2024 @ 8:57 pm

    LeAnn – I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a dear and kind lady, and I enjoyed having her for English. She treated her students with respect, and I’ve thought of her many times over the years as I helped my boys with their assignments. I know she will be missed. Prayers of peace and comfort to you and your family in these coming months.


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