Ruby E. (Butler) Redden

October 25, 1921 ~ July 18, 2018 (age 96)


Ruby Elnora (Butler) Redden, of Belle passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the age of 96 years, 9 months, and 23 days at the Gasconade Manor Nursing Facility in Owensville.

Ruby was born October 25, 1921 in Linn, a daughter to the late Frank and Bertha (Mantle) Butler.

On August 24, 1940, Ruby was united in marriage to Andy Redden by the Justice of the Peace in Belle, MO.  It was a double wedding as her brother, Ervin, married Faye Party. From the union of Ruby and Andy, six children were born. Andy preceded Ruby in death on February 10, 1984. 

Ruby attended the Wildcat School in rural Linn as a child. She was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ and attended the Community of Christ in Belle. She was employed at the International Shoe factory in Belle for 25 years.

Ruby was well known for her handmade quilts, embroidery work, gardening, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, and home-made pies.

Ruby is survived by: four children, James Redden and wife, Pat, Audrey Gieck, and Ellen Henson, all of Belle, and Dale Banks and husband, Larry, of Springfield; son-in-law, Gordon (Pete) Gehlert, thirteen grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; nineteen great-great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Jean Green of Belle; one brother, Robert (Pete) Butler and wife, Juanita, of Vichy, and brother-in-law, Lee Stough of Belle, as well as many extended family members and friends.  Ruby was proud to be able to enjoy five generations of family. She loved her family very much, and will be missed greatly.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby is preceded in death by two daughters, Bertha Ann Burch and Judith Elaine Gehlert, her siblings, Billy Butler, Victor Butler and wife, Delcie, Ervin Butler and wife, Faye, Voyd Butler and wife, Opal, Donnie Butler and wife, Helen, Pearl Prenger and husband, Ray, Shirley Stough; brother-in-law, Uel Green; sons-in-law, Raymond Burch and Gilbert Gieck, and Ellen's close friend, Herb Peeler.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ Belle Restoration Branch on Hwy EE near Belle with ministers, Shane Jarvis and Jim Jones officiating. Private family interment will be at a later date.

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