Ruby Ester (Steele) McNabb

Monday, March 8, 2010

Ruby Ester (Steele) McNabb was granted her angel wings on March 5, 2010.

Her final days were spent at the home of her son, Dan, surrounded by family and friends whom Ruby had touched in some small way throughout her long and very memorable life.

Born in 1921 in Vicksburg, Ruby graduated from Midland High School in 1939. She married her high school sweetheart, Lavaughn Archibald McNabb in 1939, who preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her newborn daughter, Teresa.

Ruby loved good food, her grandchildren, IU basketball, enjoyed attending church at West Second Street Church of Christ where she was a long-time member, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. She worked as a homemaker, and later a cook for the MCCSC School System along with numerous sororities and fraternities at Indiana University.

She is survived by her sons, Dwight and wife Donna, Donald and wife Mae, and Daniel and wife Linda, along with nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson, all of whom live in southern Indiana, and brought great joy to her.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Cox Funeral Home in Jasonville, IN.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, Midland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bloomington Hospital Hospice fund of Bloomington, IN. or call 812-353-9818.

Envelopes are also available at the funeral home.