Ruby Maddalin Sherman, 96, of Wellsville, Kansas died Sunday, October 24, 2021. Ruby was born on November 16, 1924 in Harwood, Missouri to the late Charley and Bertha (Hawkins) Hargrove. She graduated from high school at El Dorado Springs High School in 1944.
On November 24, 1942 she was united in marriage to John Edgar Sherman and to this union three daughters and on son were born: Toni Kay, Thelma Rae, Rita Mae, and Jack Evan. Even though she had never been out of Cedar County prior to her marriage, she traveled across the United States living in Missouri, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Colorado plus Italy and Germany following Johnís 20 year career in military service. They returned to Kansas and Missouri to farm two different farms. After retiring from farming they moved to Nevada, Missouri and lived there until Johnís death in November, 2003 after 61 years of marriage. Ruby then moved to Ottawa, Kansas to be near her daughter Rita. In 2016 Ruby moved to the Wellsville Retirement Community and lived there the rest of her life.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, eleven siblings, and one grandson, William John Sherman.
Survivors include her children; Toni (Jerry) Weber of Durand, Wisconsin, Thelma Tomie Pettibon of Gower, Missouri, Rita (Ed) Anderson of Wellsville, Kansas, and Jack (JoAnne) Sherman of New Llano, Louisiana; ten grandchildren: Ronda (Russell) Pound, Robert (Kim) Decker, Terry Bentz, Darcy (Jeral) Hahn, Andy (Kim) Bentz, Jared (Miricle) Anderson, Kyle (Shannon) Anderson, Josh (Tara) Sherman, Joseph (Brittany) Sherman, and Wesley (Hailey Sherman; twenty-two great grandchildren, two great-great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.