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Dr. Rubie E. Crockett, Cumberland Co., KY (d. 2011)

Home to Cumberland Co., KY. She was a member of one of the area's most respected families. She was a remarkable Kentuckian, who was born and raised in Cumberland Co., KY. Her early education was in the Liberty school on KY 704 between Burkesville and Columbia, at the church of her childhood, Liberty Baptist. After graduating from Kentucky State University, she had a distinguished career in education, earning, along the way, a doctorate in education at the prestigious Indiana University. Her final resting place will be back home, just around the the corner from the little church on the side of the hill, in a beautiful cemetery at the intersection of KY 61 and KY 704

Dr. Rubie E. Crockett, 77, Indianapolis, IN, passed away on February 17, 2011. Most of her life was dedicated to helping others to be successful.

Graveside Services: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 12pm noon CT, at the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, NE Corner Intersection KY 704 and KY 61 (MAP), in Burkesville, KY. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

She began her college studies at Kentucky State University, continued at Indiana Central College, earning both bachelor and master degrees, completed further collegiate studies as an Educational Specialist at Butler and in 1977; she earned a doctorate in education from Indiana University.

Rubie's career in the Indianapolis Public School System spanned over 35 years and included teaching experience at Harriet Beecher Stowe #64, Frederick Douglas School School #73, Forest Manor Junior High School, George Loomis #85, James Whitcomb Riley #43, Francis Scott Key #103 and she retired as Principal at Riverside Academy #44.<

Her university teaching experience, from 1975 until 1992 included Indiana Central College and Indiana University-Purdue University.

Active in the Indianapolis community, her many memberships included Lawrence United Methodist Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, ISTA, NEA, Phi Delta Kappa Teachers Sorority, National Council of Negro Women, Fortnightly Literary Club, Dialogue Today, Jameson Camp, Inc., Parent Advisory Board of Ball State University, Martin Luther King and Forest Manor multi-service centers, Flanner House Guild, I U School of Education mentor programs, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Partners of Education and The Indiana Chapter and National Lincoln Institute Alumni Association.

Survivors include the following:
  • Brother: Robert N. "Bob" Sprouls of Burkesville, KY

  • Aunt: Mattie L. Sprouls and her children: Alesa, Elaine, Christy and Eric;The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Rubie's honor to: The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, 9135 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.

    Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Dr. Rubie E. Crockett, Cumberland Co., KY (d. 2011)

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