Ruby Oleta Fink, 93, Fort Scott, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Guest Home Estates. She was born March 11, 1919, in Uniontown, the daughter of Edwin Hartman and Belle Kirker Hartman.
Ruby graduated from Uniontown High School. She married A. G. Fink on Dec. 25, 1941, at Uniontown United Methodist Church. A. G. and Ruby maintained their family farm south of Moran until his death on Jan. 13, 1987.
Ruby was a member of First United Methodist Church and a past member of the Order of Eastern Star and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Ruby was a member of Open Circle Club of Moran and she had also served with the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary where she had delivered newspapers to patients for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Irene Kennedy and Marie Barker and husband, Raymond, all of Fort Scott; four grandchildren, Linda Lawrence and husband, Terry, Fort Scott, Cheryl Combs and husband, Mike, of Republic, Mo., Mike Barker and wife, Rachelle, of Spokane, Mo. and Mitch Barker and wife, Kim, of Fort Scott; nine great-grandchildren, Josh Lawrence, Clint Lawrence, Cody Combs, Brook Guss and husband, Devon, Kamryn Combs, A. J. Watts and wife, Lindsey, Kaitlin Barker, Adam Barker and Hope Barker; and one great-great-grandson, Chandler Lawrence. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Duane Kennedy; three brothers, Ray, Earl and Irvin Hartman and four sisters, Edith Christy, Nellie Lockridge, Dorothy Bruner and Ruth Russell, who was her twin.
The Rev. Jared Witt and Rev. Ken Van will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Moran Cemetery in Moran. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church or the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
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