OXFORD – Ruby Frances Cromwell Gean, 93, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Regional One Health in Memphis.
The funeral service will be Wednesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford with the Rev. James Richardson and the Rev. Donnie Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Born in Lafayette County in the Hopewell community, she was the widow of David Martin “Buster” Gean, to whom she was married for 70 years. She retired as bookkeeper for Lafayette County Co-Op, worked 10 years at Wal-Mart and has worked the past 40 years as a bookkeeper for Punkin Water Association. She loved her flowers, crocheting, quilting, games, reading and gospel music with the Fishers of Men Quartet being her favorite gospel group. She was a wonderful cook with a gift of hospitality and loved hosting her family and friends. She was a longtime member of the church she loved, Midway Methodist Church in Oxford, and was a Godly example to her friends and family. She had a special love for her dog, Lady, and her many friends and family. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, David Mills.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ann Locke and her husband, the Rev. Don Locke. of Houston and Marie Mills of Batesville; one sister, Ozie Thweatt of Oxford; six grandchildren, Joy Locke of Portland, Ore., Rachel Lynn Nagel and her husband, Darin, of Monterey, Calif., Bradley H. Locke and his wife, Rachel, of Tupelo, Tracey Mooneyham of Oxford; Robin Nail of Oxford and Kelly Lyles and his wife, Shanna, of Oxford; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midway Church Building Fund, 47 CR 417, Oxford, MS 38655.