Ruby B. Tays

Asenath Street

Ruby B. Tays, 91, of Asenath Street, died at 2:05 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

She was born in Monterey, Tenn., Feb. 6, 1924, the daughter of Houston and Nannie Bohannon. Ruby was one of 12 children. She married Joe L. Tays on May 27, 1939, in Monterey. They moved to Indiana and she worked at Columbus Sportswear until her retirement in 1986. She was active at Mill Race Center, and was a member of the Happy Helping Hands group for many years, making dolls for Columbus Regional Hospital. Ruby was a dedicated member of the Free Methodist Church.

Ruby is survived by her son, Jack L. (Glenda) Tays; siblings, Edith Patterson of Monterey, Billy Walker of Florida and Oples Walker of Tennessee; six grandchildren, James Tays, Jeff Tays, Laura (Carl) Cavaness, Amy (Darrin) Everett, Shelley (Bryant) Bultman and Kevin Tays; great-grandchildren, Lindsey Thompson Christy, Karson Tays, Shelby Tays, Maxwell Bultman, Emy Tays, Avery Tays, Derrick Everett, Dylan Everett, Dalton Everett, Kira Pickett, Kendra Meadows, Kasey Foster, Devin Tays and Jade Tays; seven great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 9, 2000; her son, James L. Tays; four sisters; and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Pastor Paul Castle will officiate. Calling will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Happy Helping Hands group at Mill Race Center.

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