Ruby Alene Richards, 93 of Burlington, died Monday, February 4, 2019 at Great River Klein Center.
Born July 29, 1925 in Afton, Iowa, she was the daughter of Bert and Ava Mae (Mills) Dady. She married Olen T. Richards on December 25, 1941. He preceded her in death on January 22, 2013.
Ruby attended school in Afton, Iowa. She was employed as a realtor with Prall Realty and Century 21 for thirty years.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Burlington, Iowa.
Survivors include two sons, Reverend Jerry (Esther) Richards of Chanute, KS and Michael Richards of Ft. Madison, IA; one son in law, Marvin Vance of Williamsville, IL; four sisters, LaVon Pfadenhauer of Burlington, IA, Beulah Welcher of Lockridge, IA, Evelyn Bierce of Murray, IA and Sylvia Seguancia of Rialto, CA; two brothers, Orval Dady of Corydon, IA and Milo Dady of Osage Beach, MO; twelve grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two infant sons; one daughter, Judy Vance; one son, Dennis Richards; three brothers; and six sisters.
The funeral service for Mrs. Richards will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9th at the First Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Jeff Alexander and Pastor Terry Vance will officiate. Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 8th at the church.
A memorial has been established for the First Church of the Nazarene.
"Dear Richards family, I am sorry I cannot be at Aunt Ruby's memorial. My earliest childhood memories of living in and visiting Burlington always include connections to the Richards family. Those memories are very special to meand seem like just yesterday; visits, dinners, and fun times. Thank you for sharing your Christian faith; "I'll meet you in the morning by the bright river side...""
"Ruby has always had us under her wing! The first Sunday we brought our baby daughter to church she ran home (when they lived on Summer St.) and got her camera so we could have a family picture!! Ruby always had a smile and big hug for us. So sorry that we are out of state and will miss the celebration of her life. She was a beautiful lady that will be missed by many. ??"
"My dad was friends with Ruby at Rosebush Gardens and I enjoyed visiting with her when I would occasionally go to bible study there. She always said my dad would sing at her funeral but he unfortunately passed two years ago. Now they are all together with their spouses and can sing together once again. What a sweet lady!
"I remember meeting Ruby when her daughter Judy and her husband Marvin lived across the street from me and my late husband Mike Klein on Gratton Street in Burlington Ia. I have since remarried and live in West Burlington. So sorry for your loss. She was a real nice lady."
"So sorry to hear of Ruby's passing but so thankful to know that she is now in heaven joining her family of angels she has missed so much! We loved Ruby as she lived next door to my parents, Phillip and Dortha Wood. She and Olen were such wonderful neighbors. As my parents went on to Klein's my son moved in and was also the recipient of many of Ruby's apple pies!! They were so kind and loving! Please know that we sincerely care!"
"So sorry for your loss! I loved and cared for Ruby! She had a special place in my heart!"
"Prayers for Ruby's family. I was so blessed to have known her, she was a very loving soul."
"Loved the witness of Ruby and Olen's life...together again in Heaven!"
"So sorry for your loss!
Rob and Wendy Woodside "