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     Ruby Janet Willet Fowler Poe, age 84, passed away Saturday evening, June 17, 2017, surrounded by family at her home.

      Ruby was born November 20, 1932, in the Newport community of Barton County, to Earl and Nora (Archer) Willet. On May 7, 1956, she married Freddie Fowler, Jr. and they had shared nearly 36 years before his death March 29, 1993.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Gene, bob, Eddie, and Melvin Willet; five infant grandbabies; a son-in-law, Flint Limberg, Sr.; and step-daughter-in-law, Penny Poe.

      On March 23, 1996, Ruby married Wayne E. Poe and he survives, of the home. Also surviving are sons, Perry (Loretta) Fowler, Lamar, William Kump, Goodland, Kansas, Frederick (Emily) Camp, Mountain Home, Arkansas; daughters, Terri Limberg and Sally Hart, both of Lamar; step-sons, Ronald Poe, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Poe, Joplin, Missouri, and John (Tracy) Alderman, Bowie, Texas; step-daughters, Rachel Poe, Columbia, Missouri and Robin Burton, DeQuincy, Louisiana; daughter-in-law, Susan Minich, Kansas City, Missouri; brothers, Marvin and Gaylord (Pam) Willet, both of Lamar; sister Pauline Nicklaus, Clarksville, Arkansas; her grandblessings, Wesley, Whitney, and Jordan Hart, Teisha Manka, Flint Limberg, Jr., Jamie Gishwiller, Nita and Shannon Fowler, and Heather Pingleton; great-grandblessings, Ezekiel, Kloee, Azariah, Annabelle Ruby, Chaz, Kara, Brianna, Lillian, Kamron, Haylee, Jeremy, and Jazsmin as well as several Nieces & Nephews.

      In addition to always being devoted to her family, Ruby was an entrepreneur extraordinaire. Known as the Lamar Golddigger, she acquired, appraised and sold jewelry, antiques and collectibles for many years.  A talented seamstress, Ruby made clothing, dolls, aprons, quilts, and costumes for family, friends, and church groups.  She grew beautiful flower gardens and appreciated the simple pleasures of bird-watching and drives in the country.  Ruby’s spirits could always be lifted by music and she loved to dance.  She was an excellent cook and her home was always welcoming to family and the many friends of her children who also called her “Mom”.  Her greatest joy came from time spent with her family, especially her grandblessings and great-grandblessings.

      A memorial service to remind everyone that for Ruby it was “Never good-bye, but see you later” and to celebrate her life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 27th at Lamar First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.

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Bob and Janet Sitton  - Lamar   |2017-06-19 20:28:30
I remember Ruby coming into The Rag Bag years ago and we had so much fun
choosing material for her to sew into her creations. I know she will be missed.
Our sympathy.
Dorothy Parks  - Lamar   |2017-06-19 20:44:12
I've known Ruby since we were both teenagers. Also Freddie, who started high
school when I did. She always had a smile on her face. I haven't seen her for a
long time, but in her pictures on Facebook she looked the same. I know you will
all miss her tremendously.
Mandy Comer  - Lamar   |2017-06-21 05:06:14
You are in my prayers. What a wonderful lady that heaven has gained. Love you!!
Bob & Carol Coleman  - Cherryville, Mo.   |2017-06-21 09:24:18
Terri, so sad for your loss, but after reading the obit I'm sure she will fit in
great where she is at now ! I think a great portion of her enthusiasm for life &
facing death has become a part of your character.
My mother just turned 80 &
dad is 84. If the Lord tarry's His coming I have yet to walk the path you have
traveled & are on right now. But I know God's grace will help me, just as He is
helping you right now.
Prayers for strength & peace
Bob & Carol
Jon & Iola French  - Jopli MO   |2017-06-21 09:50:07
We are thinking of you all and praying that, as promised, God will wipe away
your tears of grief, and know that he will fill your days with memories of joy
and laughter. Love you and know hat family was the true treasure to your Mom
and Dad.
Love Jon and IOla
Vickie Whyman  - Lamar, Mo.   |2017-06-21 20:41:06
Terri, so sorry for your loss I know she will be missed by lots of people. She
was a sweet lady. Prayers for pease and comfort to you and the family.
Shannon Fowler  - Carthage   |2017-09-29 10:52:37
I love you Grandma Ruby. Im so greatful that a woman like you has always been so
close to my heart and im blessed that you still are living in a wonderful place
in heaven singing beautifully praising our Heavenly Fathher.i love you with all
my heart. Please send Jesus my love.
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