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Ruby Shirley, 90, Metcalfe County, KY

Ruby Shirley, age 90, of Edmonton passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Metcalfe Health Care in Edmonton.

Graveside services will be held 1pmCT Monday at the Edmonton Cemetery with a celebration of life following at Barn Lot Theatre. Visitation will be Sunday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton from 4-8pmCT and on Monday after 10amCT until the service time.

She was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Mallie Lowery Thomas.

Ruby was a member of the Edmonton Methodist Church and taught fourth grade at Edmonton Elementary for 28 years.

Ruby is survived by three grandchildren - Susan (Jim) Nichols of Hyde Park, Vermont; Richey Gawjarone of White House, Tennessee; and Kari (Jameson) Hughs of Louisville

Two daughters in law - Cathy Shirley of Edmonton and Bonita Shirley of Glasgow

A sister-in-law Susan Chambers of Edmonton

Three great grandchildren - Aaden Hughs, Avery Hughs and Isabella Gawjarone

An honorary great grandson Arlo Schuette

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Lane Shirley, and two sons - Tommy Lane and Joey Shirley; and brother, Joe Clifton Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, backpacks of food can be sent to the funeral home to be displayed during the visitation.

Butler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Ruby Shirley, 90, retired EES teacher, Metcalfe County, KY

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