Ruby Lee BLACK

February 26, 1923 ~ June 13, 2010

Mrs. Ruby Lee Black, of Farmington, passed away early Sunday morning, June 13, 2010, at Parkland Health Center, South, in Farmington, at the age of 87 years, 3 months & 17 days. Ruby was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Lesterville, MO., & was the daughter of Robert Miller and Violet 'Byrd' Miller. Also preceding-in-death were: her husband, William Henry Black (May 11, 1995), and 8 other siblings.

Ruby was a member of Farmington First Baptist Church. Ruby was a First Grade School Teacher for 37 years - retiring from the Farmington School District.

Survivors Include : a Son, Terry Black, of Farmington. a Granddaughter, Tonya Ann Fischer, of Springfield, MO. 2 Great-Grandchildren: Caleb Fischer & Luke Fischer, both of Springfield, MO.

Visitation : Monday, 5-7 p.m.

Visitation resumes : Tuesday @ 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., June 15, 2010

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Larry Gray officiating.

Interment : Parkview Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : * The American Heart Association.

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  1. Mrs. Black was the greatest! So sorry to hear she has passed away. Mrs. Black was always kind and understanding; there was never a doubt that she loved teaching. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Terry, I am very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Be gentle with yourself in the days to come. Hold tightly to your memories and they will bring you great comfort. Take comfort in knowing you have friends who care and will be there for you. Jessica (Cartee's Daughter)

  3. I will always remember my former neighbor and friend as a kind, caring, and wonderful lady. She was truly a saint if there ever was one. I can't say enough good things about this remarkable person and I only wish I had been lucky enough to have had her as my first grade teacher!

  4. Family, Ruby was one of those "special" teachers. She taught my daughter in the early '70's and helped her get off to a wonderful & successful academic experience. Occasionally, over the years, I would run in to her at the grocery store or somewhere in town. We would visit & reminisce for a few minutes and then go our ways. I know you are proud of her and will miss her. I am proud of her too and will miss her as well. May you have many comforting memories. God bless.

  5. Mrs. Black was my 1st gd. teacher. I am very sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Sleep Sweet Mrs. Black Sleep Sweet……

  6. You have my deepest sympathy. Mrs. Black was my first grade teacher back in 1959. I loved her as my teacher and then I was fortunate enough to teach with her in the Farmington School District. Everyone loved her sweet disposition.

  7. Terry, Remembering all the years I lived next to your mom and dad, I would like to express my sympathy. Being an only child, I know the feelings that rush back and the heartfelt love that lingers, forever. Your mom and my mom were friends for such a long time. I know they're rejoicing in heaven and renewing old times! Take comfort in knowing you lived so close to her and were there for her whenever she needed you.

  8. Terry —I grew up with you on Harlan Street. Your mom and dad were always really nice neighbors and your mom, especially, was very nice to me. Judy Gordon Benham (203 Harlan)

  9. My mom's younger sister and my favorite aunt. Every summer when we visited, she made a German chocolate cake just for me because she knew I loved it. Rest peacefully, Aunt Ruby.

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