Ruby L. Gardner


Ruby Louilla Gardner, 87, of Oak Grove, Missouri, went home to be with Jesus on August 3, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 7th at Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Green City, MO.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Faith Community Church, 102 SW 9th St., Oak Grove, MO 64075 c/o Pete Winstead – in honor of his ministry at Oak Grove Nursing and Rehab, which brought Ruby great joy.


Ruby was born to Jesse Evelyn and Carl Campbell on October 7, 1929 in Pollock, MO.  She graduated from Milan High School in 1947.  Ruby married Ralph C. Gardner on December 30, 1980 and he preceded her in death in 1997.  The couple owned a clothing store and pharmacy in Milan, MO.    She lived most of her life in the areas of Pollock and Milan, until moving to Oak Grove to be near family in 2004.  Ruby received Christ as her Savior in 2000 and followed that decision in baptism at Victory Christian Church in Columbia, MO.  Ruby resided the last year and a half of her life at Oak Grove Nursing and Rehab where she developed many friendships. 


Ruby was also preceded in death by her beloved mother, father, and sister, Phyllis. 


Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Paula Alexander, Columbia, MO; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Tim Witt, Oak Grove; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 


Arrangements:  Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO   816-690-4441


Have lost  a good neighbor and friend.  Missed her so much after she moved to Oak Grove.  We always exchanged birthday cards.  Mine Oct. 2 and her Oct. 7.   - Dorothy K. Smith


Royer Funeral Home
101 SE 15th St
Oak Grove, MO 64075
Royers Grain Valley, Inc.
100 Royer Lane
Grain Valley, MO 64029
Phone: 816-847-4441
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205 SW 17th Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: 816-229-5551
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1823 N Blue Mills Rd
Independence, MO 64058
Phone: 816-796-8600
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