Ruby Kathryn (Hunter) Stevenson was born on June 18, 1920 in Lime Springs, IA to Harry Hunter and Rose Dvorak Hunter. She had four brothers - Clarence, James, Leonard, and Harland and three sisters - Nellie, Clara, and Anna.
Ruby graduated from the Lime Springs High School in 1938. During High School, Ruby enjoyed playing basketball, being in plays, as well as, being Vice-President of her class. Growing up, Ruby and her siblings spent about every Friday night going to the movie theatre for the twenty-five cent movie or sitting around their mother listening to her read to them.
On April 27, 1941, Ruby married Raymond Stevenson at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church. They farmed near Riceville for over twenty-five years. To this union five children were born - Harry, Thomas, Bernard, Kathryn, and Janet. Ruby worked very hard on the farm as a homemaker and especially as a Mother. She always put her children first. They and her grandchildren were her pride and joy.
After retiring in 1967, Ruby and Ray moved to Lime Springs. Ruby was an active member of the United Methodist Church and singing in their choir. She enjoyed her card games, Bible Studies, and outings with friends. She was active in the American Legion Women's Auxiliary and enjoyed being a tour guide at Lidtke Mill.
Later in life, Ruby moved to Cresco to be closer to her family. She loved watching her grandchildren perform in their activities. She was an avid basketball watcher, enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and word searches and especially loved playing Farkel with her family.
In 2017, Ruby moved to Evans Nursing Home where she remained until her death at the young age of 99, on January 14, 2020 at St Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; son, Bernie; daughter-in-law, Toni Stevenson; her parents, and her siblings. She is survived by her two sons - Harry; Tom (Phyllis); and her two daughters - Kathy Harkrader (Robert) and Janet Foster (John); 13 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 21 from 9:30 - 11:00 am with services at 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Lime Springs, IA.
In memory of Ruby, donations may be made to the Heart or Kidney/Dialysis Association at Mayo Clinic.
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