Ruby Reese

Ruby Reese, 92, of Cassville, passed away June 26, 2019 at Oak Pointe in Monett.
She was born on Oct. 9, 1926 in Seligman, to John and Mary Ella (Wilson) Dunlap. In 1947, she was married to Harold Reese, who preceded her in death in 2003.
During her younger years she lived on the homestead farm near Eagle Rock and later moved to a farm north of Washburn, where they could go to school. After graduating high school at Washburn with top honors, WWII was under way so she moved to Tulsa, Okla. to work in an airplane factory, then moved to Cassville where she worked as a book keeper at Bill Hailey Ford Dealership. In 1958, she moved to Springdale, Ark.and was a homemaker and later worked for 20 years as a secretary of National Grape Co-op until she retired. In 1963 she won the title of Arkansas Poultry Federation Cooking Queen. In 1982 she moved back to Cassville and retired but was a volunteer at the museum and chamber of commerce. For several years she was on the Little Joe Fund board and involved with Friends of the Library and Silver Leaf Benefit Club.
Surviving are: son, Philip (Linda) Reese of Monett; sister, Norma Vanzandt of Washburn; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her parents; brother, John Jr.; and sisters, Marjorie and Willa Dean.
Services were held June 28, 2019 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.



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