Ruby Hampton, daughter of the late Benjamin Calvin and Lola Mae Christian Franks, was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Dorsey, Miss., and died Friday, April 27, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 80.
Mrs. Hampton had lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life and moved to Dexter in 1953. She was a homemaker and had been a volunteer at the V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff for many years.
On Aug. 8, 1946, she was married to George Hampton in East Prairie, Mo.
Survivors include her husband, George Hampton of Dexter; one son, Tom Hampton of Dexter; four daughters, Linda Foster and Teresa Gibson, both of Dexter, Marilyn Shatoska of Prairieville, La., and Connie Hampton of Wappapello; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Opal Kelso, Tarlie Cox and Jackie Hale, all of Peoria, Ill.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Brad Foster; two brothers, Bill and Bobby Franks; and two sisters, Ruth Wilburn and Berniece Hampton.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2007, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with the Rev. Phil Warren of Dexter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of all arrangements.