Ruby Inez Curtis, daughter of the late Lee Walker and Laura Jones Walker was born on April 1, 1914 in Ouachita, Ark., and died on January 25, 2012 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 97.
She was of the Assembly of God faith, a retired worker from Inland Shoe Company in Parma and also helped her husband on the farm.
In August of 1935 she was united in marriage to Albert "Les" Leslie Curtis in Portageville. He preceded her in death on September 14, 1976.
She is survived by four sons, James Jay Curtis of Benton Harbor, Mich., Garry Curtis of Benton Harbor, Larry Curtis of Hartford, Mich., and Myles Curtis of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter, Sherry Jines of Dexter; three brothers, Fred Walker of Camden, Ark., Joe Walker of Riverbank, Calif., Gene Walker of Franklin, N.C.; one sister, Esther Porterfield of Salem, Ore.; one niece she raised in the home, Dorothy Jones Morin; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one son, Albert Lee Curtis; by one daughter, Carolyn Curtis Spring; one brother, Dewey Walker; two sisters, Alma Hirst and Frankie Neal and two grandsons, Michael Jines and Tony Dickison.
Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, January 29. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, January 30, 2012 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Martin Goode officiating. Burial was at Stanfield Cemetery. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter was in charge of arrangements.