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Ruby Bjalobok, 95, Adair County, KY (1919-2015)

She was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was a former seamstress. She was a US Army World War II veteran, she hosted foreign exchange students of Adair County High School for many years and was a foster parent to many children. She was also a lifelong advocate for animals. She was a native of Tyronza, Arkansas, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Coats Preston and the widow of John Bjalobok. She leaves two direct living descendants.
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Ruby Bjalobok, 95 years of Columbia, KY passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 at 3:10amCT, at her home after several months illness.

Cremation has been chosen and a memorial service will be held at a later date at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.


Ruby Bjalobok, 95, Adair County, KY (1919-2015)


She was born Tuesday, September 16, 1919 in Tyronza, Poinsett County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Coats Preston. She died Monday, February 2, 2015, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 95 years, four months, and 17 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband; John Bjalobok and by one daughter, Rose Mary Bjalobok, in 1975.

Ruby was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was a former seamstress. She was a US Army World War II veteran, she hosted foreign exchange students of Adair County High School for many years and was a foster parent to many children. She was also a lifelong advocate for animals.

Survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Rita Bjalobok of Columbia, KY; and Frances Bjalobok of Lexington, KY

  • One brother: Donald Preston of Arkansas

  • Three sisters: Helen Pitchler and Elsie Preston both of California; and Carol Rainey of Arkansas

  • And by a lifelong friend, Gladys Murrell, of Columbia, KY
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Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements


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Ruby Bjalobok, 95, Adair County, KY (1919-2015)



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