She was born Nov. 12, 1938, in Pine, Mo., to Omer and Thelma Watson Peterson.
Surviving are one daughter, Audrey (Ross) Miller of Peoria; one son, Larry Peterson of Seguin, Texas; four grandsons, Alfred, David, Bob and Quinn; two granddaughters, Rebecca and Sohmer; one great-granddaughter, Marley; one brother, Bob Peterson of Kennett; three sisters, Mildred Gilpin of Evansville, Ind., Marie (Sonny) Provance of Malden, Mo., and Eva Campbell of Annada, Mo.
Ruby is a Marine veteran having served from July 10, 1958 to May 22, 1959. She is also a National Guard veteran. She attended Southwest Texas State University. She later then graduated from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She had a passion for reading and playing board and card games which allowed her competitive side to come out. Ruby had a love for being outdoors which included fishing, gardening and watching the wildlife.
Cremation will be accorded.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com