Larry Gene Ruble, age 79, resident of Fort Scott, KS, died peacefully Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born November 26, 1943, in Fort Scott, the son of Ray and Mildred Lucille Neth Ruble. He graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1961. Larry attended Fort Scott Junior College for one year before beginning his career in the printing industry. He worked his first 10 years for Mid America Business Forms and the next 21 years with Ward-Kraft Business Forms until retirement. Larry married Janie Mae Davidson on June 17, 1966, and enjoyed 37 years together, remaining friends the remainder of her life. Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed baseball, softball, team roping, bowling, golf, and playing poker (for over 50 years).
Survivors include a son, David Ruble and wife Angie, Minneapolis, KS; a daughter, Janette Boone and husband Cline, Shawnee, KS; a brother, Danny Ruble and wife Carol, Fort Scott; 7 grandchildren, Brooks Danahy, Claire Boone Lockwood and husband Braden, Cline E. Boone, Olivia Boone, Eleanor Boone, Wayne Ruble, and Mason Ruble; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his previous wife Janie, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Dosstter, and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 6th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Hammond Community Building and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.