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Ruby E. Backues, age 99, of Linn, formerly of Belle, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.
Ruby was born on August 23, 1914, in Vienna, a daughter to the late Boley and Ella (Hutchison) Elrod.
On May 31, 1931, in Vienna, she was united in marriage to Raymond M. Backues, who preceded her in death in February of 1984.
Ruby was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with her family. She was well known for her self taught sewing skills, which were richly demonstrated in the clothing and quilts she made and gave to her family. Ruby will be missed and remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Ruby is survived by a daughter, Reba Schweer of Belle; a son, Billy Backues and his wife Ellen of Roach; two sisters, Jessie Licklider and her husband Warren of St. James and Sue Morgan and her husband Ed of Clinton; six grandchildren, Jim Schweer, Bette Jo Jackson, Jeff Schweer, Kelly Newby, Karen Keil, and Kay Backues; thirteen great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
In addition to her parents and husband of over fifty years, Ruby was preceded in death by her eight siblings, Charly, Perry, Boley Jr., Clarence and Russell Elrod, Aimee Klebba, Twin Sisters, Thelma Heck and Wilma Cassie; one grandson, Jerry Ray Schweer and her son-in-law, Edwin Schweer.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle with Randy Carr officiating. Interment will follow in the Countryside Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Owensville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sassmann's Chapel, Belle, MO. (859-3712)
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