Ruby Joan Folkner, 89, Nevada, MO passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Nathan Richards Healthcare Center in Nevada. Ruby was born November 29, 1932 in Nevada to Marion R. and Lulla E. (Carroll) Moore. She married Ralph A. Folkner on August 9, 1952 in Eureka Springs, AR and he preceded her in death.
Ruby grew up in Nevada and attended Nevada Schools. Following her marriage to Ralph, they lived in Kansas for 3 ½ years before returning to Nevada where they lived the remainder of their lives. Ruby worked at various jobs in Nevada including the Moore Family Café and Grocery Store, Vieth’s Café, Kresses, Key Work Clothes, Quick Dine (with her brother, Larry and her sister, Dorothy), the Tent Factory, Fram for 20 years until her retirement, and after retiring she worked at 54 Café. Ruby was the tax collector for Badger Township for 17 years. She loved to be with children and helped with reading at Truman school. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and was always searching for new recipes to share with her family and friends.
Ruby is survived by three daughters, Karen Frazier, Lawrence, KS, Kitty Bear (Dennis), Nevada, and Kelly Simpson (Bruce), Nevada, MO; stepson, Jimmy Folkner (Barbara), Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; one brother, Larry Moore (Marilyn), Springfield, MO; several nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband Ralph, she was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Moore; sister, Dorothy Herstein; and a great-grandson, Ethan Palmer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home
Memorials are suggested to Vernon County Cancer Relief c/o Ferry Funeral Home.