Ralls County Herald - Enterprise
"The County's Paper of Record - An Area Tradition Since 1865"
New London, Ralls County, Missouri
Volume 146, Number 50
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Obituaries and Church News
Page 5, Top Center Column
Ruth V. (nee Gibson) Maddox
96, of Hannibal, Mo.
Ruth V. (nee Gibson) Maddox, 96, of Hannibal, died at 2:37 a.m.,Monday, September 3, 2012, at Beth Haven Nursing Home.Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Smith Funeral Home & Chapel, Rev. Jeff Anderson, officiated.Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal.
Ruth was born Dec. 17, 1915 at Centenary, Saverton Township in Ralls County to Walter Alvin Gibsonand Jenny Ilena (nee Albright) Gibson.She was the granddaughter of Civil War Union Army Sergeant Samuel J. Gibson and Elizabeth H. "Lizzie" (nee Chapman) Gibson of Centenary, Saverton Township, Ralls County, Missouri.
She married Elbert D. Maddox June 22, 1935 in Hannibal and he preceded her in death October 23, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Walter Paul Maddox and wife, Gail, of Hannibal and Thomas Michael Maddox and wife, Marcia, of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Rebecca Anne David and husband, Ron, of Hannibal;eight grandchildren, Paula Epker, the twins, Julie Haynes and Jenny Miller, Michael Maddox, Raygan Janes,Marnee David, Tara Falbo and Jeffrey Maddox; 17great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.Also surviving is one sister, Helen Werner, of Springfield, Mo.; one step-sister, Cherie Zimmerman, of Carson City, Nev. and several nieces and nephews along with several Glascock cousins in the Centenary, Ralls County area and Hannibal area.
Ruth was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Lynn Maddox, her parents and one sister, Nina Cothron and one great grandson.
Ruth was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday school class at the church.She will be remembered by her family for her devotion to them and the many memories they have of family get-togethers and reunions.She was an avid gardener and enjoyed weaving rag rugs.She volunteered for numerous organizations including R.S.V.P. andBeth Haven Auxiliary.
Ruth worked at Western Printing Company in Hannibal and graduated from Hannibal High School class of 1934, the first graduating class from the new highschool.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Beth Haven Auxiliary in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
Pallbearers were Skip Janes, Donnie Miller, Jeff Maddox, Mike Maddox, David Falbo and Wes
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