December 15, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012 11:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, December 20, 2012 4-7 p.m.
Ruby Elizabeth (Roberts) Dixon 100 of Urbana, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Van Crest of Urbana.
Ruby was born June 29, 1912 in Louisa, Kentucky, the daughter of William J. and Ella Rhea (Holly) Roberts.
She is survived by her daughters, Eleanor Shipley, and Peggy Wilkins of Urbana; grandchildren, Gregory (Linda) Shipley of Cable, Melanie Shipley of Springfield, Randy (Gabrielle) Wilkins of Sierra Madre, California, and Rodney Wilkins of Urbana; great granddaughters, Lily Eva and Audrey Rose Wilkins of California; also numerous loved nieces and nephews.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George H. Dixon; son’s in-laws Richard Shipley and Thomas Wilkins; brothers, Herbert, Walter, Paul and Burns; sisters, Virginia, Lucille, and Lenore; and nieces and nephews.
Ruby had a happy and fulfilling life due to her great love for family and friends. She was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother. In her younger years she was an outstanding seamstress and a wonderful cook. The family birthday’s and holiday’s were truly special due to her talents and love. She loved to read and her fantastic memorization continued into her later life. She was a lifetime member of her United Methodist church in Kentucky. As a child she gave up her own pleasures to sing at funerals. She was also a member of Urbana Chapter #530 order of the Eastern Star. In 1966 she served as Deputy Grand Matron of O.E.S. District 18 which allowed her to make many loving friendships in her travels around the state. The death of Ruby’s mother at the tender age of seven brought many family responsibilities, no doubt contributing to her loving and caring ways. As a young mother she became the Postmistress in Charley, Ky. After moving to Ohio she became a bus driver and assistant teacher for Lawnview School. She loved the children and was very touched by their love for her.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana; where Eastern Star services will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 in the funeral home with Pastor Jim Lillibridge officiating.
Burial will follow in Urbana Oakdale Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Urbana Paramedic Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 637, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the Urbana Chapter # 530 O.E.S. 853 Terry Lane, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com