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Ruby C. Janway passed gently into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at her home in Waxahachie, Texas.
Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, Feb 9, from 12:30 to service time at 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas. Interment at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home.
Ruby was born on Aug. 11, 1927, in Seminole, to Ples and Lillie Parker. Ruby grew up in central Oklahoma. After World War II, she taught school in a one-room school house, teaching grades 1 through 12 under a rural education grant.
She married James Janway in 1947, and they were together for 66 years until his death in 2013.
Ruby attended college and earned her bachelors degree in the 50s and taught school in Canadian and Haywood schools until her retirement in 1984.
The Janway's lived in McAlester for 47 years before moving to Waxahachie, Texas to live with their son, Jerry.
Ruby loved people and it was a family joke that you never should go to Walmart with her because she wouldn't leave until she had visited with everyone in the store. Ruby also loved crafts of all kinds and visiting with friends and family.
She was a 55 plus year member of The Order of Eastern Star.
Ruby is survived by her sister, Marjorie Short; brother, Tom Gray; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Janway; granddaughter, Heather and husband, David Roberts; grandsons John Janway and wife, Gina, Zachary Janway and wife, Samantha, Andrew Janway, and Nicholas Janway and wife, Cassandra; four great-grandchildren, Preston and Hayden Roberts, and Addison and River Janway, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Ruby would be pleased to know that any acknowledgement of her passing would be made to The Cowboy Church of Ellis County, 2374 U.S. 287 Access Road, Waxahachie, Texas, 75167.
Published on February 8, 2017
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