Ruby Emma Hudgens, daughter of the late James Franklin and Anna Blunt Sadler, was born in Dexter on Nov. 9, 1913, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Jan. 6, 2008, at the age of 94.
Mrs. Hudgens had lived all her life in Stoddard County and had lived in Dexter since 1972. She was a member of the Sadler Chapel Methodist Church near Dexter and had attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter where she was a member of the Women's Club. She enjoyed crocheting.
On June 12, 1932, she was married to Hubert W. Hudgens in Dexter. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1991.
Surviving are one son, Hubert Dale Hudgens of Bloomfield; one daughter, Dorothy Lee Compton of Nathalie, Va.; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchldren; and several great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth M. Pruett of Thousand Oaks, Calif.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, William Earl, George C., and Arlie Sadler; one sister, Zelma Sadler; and one grandson.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Bob Wiggins of Dexter and Rev. Danny Collins of Qulin officiating.
Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.