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Ruby Adline Blevins Holbrook joined her husband in heaven on Friday, November 24, 2017. She had been residing at Brethren Care. Ruby was born November 3, 1932 in Carter County, Kentucky to Oscar and Virgie (Stapleton) Blevins. On August 2, 1952, she married Eugene Holbrook. They were together for 57 years before Gene's passing in 2010.
A devout Christian, Ruby gave her heart to the Lord in her twenties. She taught Sunday School for many years using hand puppets and felt boards for teaching. Gifted with a beautiful voice, she sang in church. She was also known to pick up a guitar on occasion. She is a member of the Mansfield Stewart Road Church of God.
Ruby loved to cook and bake. Best known for her homemade peanut butter fudge, a recipe taught to her by her mother. Also a great seamstress, she made many of her own clothes and her daughter's. Many enjoyable Friday evenings were spent at Ruby's house while she styled her girlfriends' hair. She retired from Zig's Dairy Stand.
Ruby and Gene enjoyed traveling to the beaches of Fort Myers and Myrtle Beach, swimming in the ocean and collecting seashells. Each October, they would visit the Great Smoky Mountains to see the foliage change color. She loved watching Cleveland Indians baseball on TV and would only watch golf if Phil Mickelson was playing. In later years, she enjoyed watching her favorite gospel singing shows.
Family was very important to her. Many trips to the beach often included family. Ruby was very proud of her grandsons. She supported all of their sports. Her great grandson, Avery, touched her heart so very much. She treasured his visits. She called him "the boss".
Left to treasure her memory is her daughter Patricia (Robert) Browning; grandsons Kevin (Danielle) Browning and Michael Browning; and her great grandson Avery Browning. She is also survived by her brother, Joe "Bo" (Sandy) Blevins of Mansfield and sister, Opal Owens of Olive Hill, Kentucky and many nieces and nephews including two nieces she thought of as daughters, Sue Wyatt and Debbie Vice.
Ruby was preceded in death by brothers, Hanford, Chester, Lloyd, Willard and Arthur; and sisters, Erma and Earlene.
The family would like to thank Brethren Care Nursing Center for taking care of Mom.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mansfield Stewart Road Church of God, 1492 Stewart Road, Mansfield, Ohio conducted by Pastor Dallas Waggle. Burial will follow at Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., at the church on Monday.
Words of comfort may be expressed at www.wappner.com
Published on November 27, 2017
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