Ruby Mae Cobb, 85, of Madill, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the Brookside Nursing Center in Madill. She was born on October 17, 1925, in Lebanon, Oklahoma, to the late Rube M. Shelton and Matthew Boles Shelton.


Ruby Mae Cobb, 85, of Madill, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the Brookside Nursing Center in Madill. She was born on October 17, 1925, in Lebanon, Oklahoma, to the late Rube M. Shelton and Matthew Boles Shelton.

 

She was raised in the Lebanon area and in 1951 she moved to Baum, Oklahoma.

 

Ruby married James “J.D.” Cobb on May 26, 1945, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1978. In 1960 she moved to Russett, Oklahoma, before moving to Madill where she lived the rest of her life. She was a member of the Mannsville Church of Christ. Ruby enjoyed watching TV and sports. She loved writing and listening to music.

 

She is survived by her children, Howard M. Cobb, Bella Vista, Arkansas, Joan Mitchell, Midwest City, Oklahoma, Odessa Gouker and husband, Jimmie, Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Harvey Jane Williamson and husband, Joel, Dickson, Oklahoma, Vanessa Caraway and husband, Mike, Gainesville, Texas, Hazelene Vaughn, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jace P. Cobb, Madill, Oklahoma, Oleta Buchanan and husband, Andy, Dickson, Oklahoma, Smymana Cobb, Meeker, Oklahoma, Clay Cobb, Dallas, Texas, and Destry Cobb, Baum, Oklahoma; sister, Lila Carter, Tishomingo, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Linda Cobb; and one sister, Lucille Stewart.

 

Memorials may be made to the Lone Cedar Cemetery.

 

Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Oklahoma. Donnie Lehr will officiate the service. Interment will be at the Lone Cedar Cemetery, Mannsville, Oklahoma.

 

Casket bearers: Michael Barnes, Casey Jones, Brandon Jones, Zachary Cobb, Jason Cobb, David Danner, Dustin Danner and Ethen Cobb.

 

Honorary bearers: Gary Mitchell Jr. and James Calvin Cobb.

 

Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma.

 

Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.