Ruby Inez Curtis, daughter of the late Lee Walker and Laura Jones Walker, was born on April 1, 1914 in Ouachita, Ark., and died on Jan. 25, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 97.
Mrs. Curtis was of the Assembly of God faith, a retired worker from Inland Shoe Company in Parma and also helped her husband on the farm.
In August 1935 she was united in marriage to Albert "Les" Leslie Curtis in Portageville. Mr. Curtis preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1976.
She is survived by four sons, James Jay Curtis of Benton Harbor, Mich., Garry Curtis of Benton Harbor, Mich., Larry Curtis of Hartford, Mich., and Myles Curtis of Memphis, Tenn.; by one daughter, Sherry Jines of Dexter; by three brothers, Fred Walker of Camden, Ark., Joe Walker of Riverbank, Calif., and Gene Walker of Franklin, N.C.; by one sister, Esther Porterfield of Salem, Ore.; by one niece she raised in her home, Dorothy Jones Morin; by 14 grandchildren; and by 17 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Albert Lee Curtis; by one daughter, Carolyn Curtis Spring; by one brother, Dewey Walker; by two sisters, Alma Hirst and Frankie Neal; and by two grandsons, Michael Jines and Tony Dickison.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 11 a.m.
in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter, with Rev. Martin Goode officiating.
Interment will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery.