Ruby Pauline Skelton, daughter of the late Andrew Alexander and Lucy May Green Matthews, was born near Puxico, Mo., on April 14, 1930, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo., on June 4, 2011, at the age of 81.
Mrs. Skelton had lived in Bloomfield, Mo., all her life. She attended the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church. She had retired from Elder Manufacturing after 46 years and worked at McDonald's for 10 years.
On Dec.18, 1954, she was married to James Earl Skelton in Hernando, Miss. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2011.
Surviving are two sons, Larry Parker of Dexter, Mo., and Garry Parker of Bloomfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Chad, Jason, Heather and Matthew Parker, Jennifer Whatley, Casey Williams and Matt Banken; six great-grandchildren; two nieces, Glenda Wilson and Carlene Barksdale; and one nephew, Roger Matthews. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Carl Matthews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 8, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo., with the Rev. Dwight Hensley of Bloomfield, Mo., officiating.
Interment will take place in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.