Vigen Memorial Home obituary- Ruby E. Mitchell, 80, Keokuk


Ruby Emma Mitchell, 80 of Keokuk, IA died Saturday, November 7, 2020 at her home.

     She was born October 9, 1940 in Granger, MO the daughter of Edward Vance and Mary E. Crawford Davis.  

     Ruby graduated from Kahoka High School in Kahoka, MO with the Class of 1958.

     She had been employed by Sheller Globe in Keokuk for twenty-six years, until her retirement in 1991.

     Ruby had a very strong faith in God that was an active part of her life.  She enjoyed reading books, especially books about religion and loved to spend time outdoors in her flower garden. 

     She is survived by four sons, Mike Mitchell (Susie) of Hollister, MO, Jeff Mitchell (Penny) of Keokuk, Todd Mitchell (Eddie Heil) of Rowlett, TX and Gregg Gillaspy (Nancy) of Edina, MO, one daughter, Penny Booth (Paul) of Keokuk, twelve grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one brother, Gene Davis of Burlington, IA, one sister, Phyllis Tilton of Muscatine, IA and many nieces and nephews. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Jackie, Jimmy and Phil Davis and two sisters, Mary Ann Rickards and Judy Dunkin.

     There will be no services.

     The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA is assisting the family with arrangements.

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