Ruby Chism

Ruby Virginia Chism (Ellis)

Monday, April 23rd, 1928 - Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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Ruby Virginia Ellis Chism passed to her Heavenly home on Tuesday morning, January 2, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 at Robinson Cemetery in Robinson, TX with Dr. Cary Killough officiating.
Ruby was born April 23, 1928 in Portageville, Missouri to Charles Ellis and Linnie Burch. Ruby married her high school sweetheart, James Chism, when he returned from World War II in 1946, and they moved to St. Joseph, Michigan, where they raised their family. Ruby worked for Heath Company in St. Joseph for ten years. She and James moved to Texas in 1978 to be closer to their sons, who had married Texas girls. She then worked in the office of Cox’s Department Store in Waco for ten years until they closed. She was a long-time member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Robinson, where she sang in the choir.
Ruby is predeceased by her husband, son Ronnie, an infant grandson, her parents, and her two brothers and three sisters.
Ruby loved her family, and doted on her grandchildren. She is survived by son Terry and wife Becky of Holiday Island, AR; daughter-in-law Pat of Waco; grandchildren Crystal Poe and husband Mark of Madison, AL; Jason Chism and wife Elizabeth of Gladewater, TX; and Timothy Chism and wife Amanda of Port Neches, TX; and great-grandchildren Catelyn and Gabriel.
A special thanks to the staff of Greenview Nursing Home and Interim Hospice for taking such loving care of Ruby. Thanks also to Meadowbrook’s Homebound Ministry for lovingly ministering to her for the past several years.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 710 N. 64th Street, Waco, TX 76710.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    Robinson Cemetery
    620 East Stegall Rd.
    Robinson, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Dr. Cary Killough
  • Interment

    Robinson Cemetery
    620 East Stegall Rd.
    Robinson, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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