Ruth Maxine Hudson

Ruth Maxine Hudson, age 84, of Crane, Missouri, passed away at 6:16 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at the Republic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 30, 1937, in Barry County, Missouri, the daughter of Glen and Beatrice (Queen) Roberts.

Ruth was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Crane Residential Care Home in Crane, Missouri. She loved to pitch horseshoes and was inducted into the Missouri Horseshoe Pitching Association Hall of Fame and finished second in the World Competition.

On December 12, 1953, she married William Frank Hudson, in Aurora, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 25, 2017.

Ruth is survived by two brothers-in-law, Chris Hudson and his wife, Sue of Crane, Missouri and Jesse Hudson and his wife, Becky of Pittsburgh, Kansas; two nephews, Mark Roberts and his wife, Nancy, of Phoenix, Arizona and Larry Roberts and his wife, Patti, of Castlerock, Colorado and six great nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Glen, and Beatrice; husband, William; one brother, Keith Roberts and his wife, Peggy and one niece, Debbie Matlus.

A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home Aurora, Missouri, with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Burial will follow at Mars Hill Cemetery southeast of Aurora.

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