Ruby A. Knox

May 22, 2012

in Obituaries

Ruby Amanda Knox, 93, of Cole Camp, formerly of Smithton, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Good Samaritan Care Center, Cole Camp. She was born on Dec. 5, 1918, at Stover, a daughter of Henry M. and Matilda C. (Martens) Thouvenel.

On Oct. 27, 1938, in Stover, she was united in marriage to Richard O. Knox, who preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1984.

She was a homemaker and worked for 20 years as a seamstress at Lamy’s Manufacturing in Sedalia, retiring in 1972. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and playing solitaire.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Goldsberry of Pleasant Hill and Ruby Lou Barnes of Sedalia; one son, Richard Wayne Knox and his wife Linda of Sedalia; two grandchildren, Dianna Goldsberry of Pleasant Hill and Christopher Barnes and his wife Kim of Peoria, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas and John Barnes.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Matilda Thouvenel, and a son, Earl Knox on July 5, 2003.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24 at the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, with Pastor Jason Veale officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Union Cemetery, rural Stover.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Pleasant Union Cemetery in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.


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