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Ruby Nora Miller, 85

Ruby Nora Miller, 85 years, passed to heaven on May 18, 2012 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo., with her family by her side.

Ruby was born March 19, 1927 in Rome, Mo., to Audie Etzel and Izoria Elnora (Carter) Jenkins.

On Jan. 22, 1975 Ruby and Russell Miller were united in marriage in Rock Island, Ill. Ruby was a Christian. In her youth, Ruby loved to hunt and fish. She also enjoyed farming and being in the outdoors with her husband, Russell. Her joy was cooking and taking care of her family.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell Miller; two sons, Robert Lathrop and Dean Rowe; seven sisters, Dolly Mae, Delphia Marie, Viola Faye, Ora Dena, Lola Juanita, Martha Lee and Dorothy.

Ruby is survived by four children and their spouses, Russell Burl and Linda Miller, Ava, Mo., Zelma and Nuel Cockrum, Brixey, Mo., Lena Mae and Bernie Hutchison and Jeannie and Kenny Pierce, both of Ava, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Goldie Miller, Audrey Huffman, both of  Ava, Mo., Verdia Komlo,  Lorene Byrd and Erma Overcast;  many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Ruby were Tuesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo., with burial in the Dobbs Cemetery. Visitation was Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating were the Revs. Freeda Holt and Robert Hall. Memorials may be made to Three Rivers Hospice, Mtn. Grove, Mo., or Dobbs Cemetery.

On line condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral