Ruby Faye Griffin, born February 24, 1931, was called home on June 4, 2020.
Ruby was known as Mom, Granny, Great Granny, Miss Ruby, and Aunt Ruby. Her many dog show friends also called her “Mom.”
At 89, her Outback Adventure has come to a close, her last dog show, the last dock diving event, and the last awards banquet has come and gone.
She shared many laughs and good times with so many friends from all over the country who came together at shows to share in a sport she loved.
She had finally gotten the opportunity to travel and see this beautiful country.
Ruby was born in Carter County in southeastern Missouri in 1931 and moved to Raytown, Missouri to raise her family before moving back to southeastern Missouri where she lived most of her life.
In recent years, she lived in Holden, Missouri with her daughter Sherrie. In earlier years, she was a professional bowler, even appearing on a TV bowling show.
Her many trophies remind us of her tremendous skill. She was a great fisherman, a rancher, and a farmer.
She could bale or cut hay as well as a man could and she ran the big machines doing it.
She enjoyed picking blackberries, witching for water, and other activities with her family, and her dogs on her farm in southern Missouri.
She enjoyed playing piano and worshiping at her church, The Eastwood Baptist Church.
She is survived by three children, Sherrie, Randy, and Paula; five grandchildren, Mark, Stefanie, Lorie, Derrick, Tim; 10 great-grandchildren, Avian, Keighan, Tyler, Hannah, Kayla, Hayden, Tristan, Aaliyah, Braxton, Braelynn, and a dog pack that brought so much joy, laughter and love to her.
She was preceded in death by two sisters; two brothers; and three spouses. Funeral services for Ruby were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020 at Campbell-Cast Funeral Home in Holden, Missouri.
Interment followed at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Warrensburg, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Mark Kruse, Derrick Hendrix, Tim Hendrix and Fred Gonsalves.
Online Condolences may be left at www.castfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, Missouri.