Ruby Leona Vann

Posted September 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

Ruby Leona Vann, 94, El Dorado Springs, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. She was born on March 23, 1919, to Wilbur Lesley Roby and Bertha Evelina (Tabor) Roby in Adrian.

After finishing school, Ruby went to work for Trwehughs Aircraft and Quantrad in El Segundo, CA. On May 16, 1937, she married Lewis Vann in Los Angeles, CA. To this marriage two sons were born, Robert Lewis Vann and Lonnie Ray Vann.

Ruby liked to sew and go to casinos. She especially loved traveling with her sisters to Las Vegas and other places of interest.

She moved from Hawthorne, CA, to El Dorado Springs in 1979. She really enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Preceding Ruby in death were her husband, Lewis; two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson and Seleta Roberts; and two brothers, George Roby and James “Jack” Roby; and grandson-in-law, Willard Solomon.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Vann and wife, Jolene – Thousand Oaks, CA and Lonnie Vann – El Dorado Springs; one sister, Waneta Hardman, and husband, Jack – Blue Springs; four grandchildren – Robert Vann – California, Nina Berning and husband, Rick – El Dorado Springs, Ruby Britton and husband, Jim – New York and Judy Garner – California; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Daniels officiating. Burial will follow at the El Dorado City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Miller, Rick Berning, Clyde Wallace, Jerry Hardman, Don Griffey and Andy Newton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Springs Healthcare Activities Department and left at the funeral home.

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