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October 4, 2011

Ruby Shadduck, 90, Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — Ruby Daisy Shadduck, 90, formerly of 907 S. Milner St., died at 11:22 p.m. Oct. 2, 2011, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

She was born May 11, 1921, in Dean, Iowa, to George and Annie Garr McGhghy. She married Clevy Williams on Dec. 21, 1936. He preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1980. She married Willard Shadduck on Oct. 31, 1970. He preceded her in death April 2, 2000.

Ruby had worked for 17 years at the Iowa Steam Laundry and had managed the Kum & Go station on West Second Street for five years.

Surviving are two daughters, Genevieve Prosser of Ottumwa and Geneva Kipfer of Albia; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Marjorie Williams.

She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Eugene Williams Jr.; five sisters, Harriet Archer, Myrtle Williams, Martha McGhghy, Goldie McGhghy, Marie Williams and Pansy Hickenbottom; four brothers, Willie, Everett, Oscar and Charles McGhghy.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home; Pastor Tim Ward officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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