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“I met Ruby at the Moose Lodge, she was an active member of the Auxiliary held many offices including the Recorder. I took over that position and...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Marcia Keran

“Sorry to hear this sad news. My mom (Darlene) was bff with Ruby since they were in school in Montrose. They are jitterbugging right now I bet. She...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Melody Brannon Boatner

“Our sympathy goes out to the family on the passing of your mother. I knew Rex in the mid 60's when I stayed with Alice Gabel. Colleen, Bill & Kari...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Colleen Richards - keokuk, IA

“I will miss seeing Ruby. Whenever I saw her I would say, "Hi Ruby Reid!" Nice lady. I am sorry for your loss ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Gerri Davis - Fort Madison, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Their are so many memories of all the fun times we had with your mom and dad. The New Years Eve celebrations, meeting at...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Bev Hocker - Donnellson, IA

“Dearest Karen, Larry & Harold.... My heart breaks for you. Please know how sorry I am for the loss of your sweet Mother. She was a Special Lady. I...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Janice - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Enjoyed seeing her in the Avenue. Ruby was such a sweet lady. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Gary and Joan Gabel Harmeyer - IA

“To all of Ruby's family, What a Fantastic Lady she was. She taught me the ins and outs of being President of the Auxillary at the Eagles, she taught...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Terrie Sobaski - Kalona, IA

“Ruby, Thank you for all the wonderful family memories you have given to Bret, me and the girls. We are blessed to have had you in our lives. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Kerri Huffman

“May God wrap his arms around all whom are mourning Ruby's death. I pray that you find comfort and strength in our Lord. Wish we could be there to...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Tabitha & Dillon Orth - Wyoming, MN

“Ruby, Thank you for the laughs and wonderful memories. You are going to be missed, but not forgotten. Brian and I love you! ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Melissa Watson - Family

“This old world just lost a great lady - what a great honor to have known you! Rest in the arms of our Lord dear lady you deserve it. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Huffman - Cape Girardeau, MO

“Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Ruth (Mansheim) Hutosn - Niota, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Nicole Tolly (Huffman) - Norwalk, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with always. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Nicole Tolly (Huffman) - Family

“Karen, Larry and Harold our hearts ache with yours. Ruby will be missed dearly. Such a wonderful woman. Thank you for sharing her with us all these...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Ray and Sandy Huffman - Pacific, MO

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Ruby Louise Ried, 84, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Fort Madison Health Center. She was born on June 22, 1928 in Keokuk, IA to Earl W. & Gladys L. Dorsey Alvis. She married Karl Forrest Ried on August 9, 1947 in Donnellson, IA. He preceded her in death on October 7, 1985. She worked in quality assurance for the Sheaffer Pen Company for 32 years and later at the Avenue for 7 years. She was a member and Past President of the Women's Auxiliary of the Eagles Club and a member and Past Sr. Regent of the Women's Auxiliary of the Moose Club. She was a member of the UAW Local 1551 and loved gardening, puzzles, music, dancing, cooking and having parties with her family and friends.
Ruby is survived by: 1-daughter: Karen (Rex) Huffman of New Smyrna Beach, FL; 2-sons: Larry (LaRieu) Ried of Marseilles, IL & Harold (Carol) Ried of Pontoosuc, IL; 6-grandchildren; 1-step granddaughter; 4-great grandchildren & 4-step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 with the family to receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison, IA. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Mike McHugh officiating. Burial will be held in Everhart Cemetery in rural Donnellson, IA. A memorial has been established for Lee County Hospice. Online condolences and a video tribute of Ruby's life may be viewed at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website:

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