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Ruby Grace Pipes


Visitation Location:

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Time: 2:30 P.M.

Service Location:
graveside, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, MO

Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, MO


Ruby Grace (Chewning) Pipes, age 96, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away, July 26, 2012, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital of age related issues.

She was the third born of Ernest William Chewning and Idella Pearl (Stinson) Chewning on July 21, 1916, at Odessa, MO, where he was pastor of the Odessa Baptist Church. Three other siblings were born, with one dying at childbirth, and all preceded her in death. Bert, Ruth, Ruby, Mamie and Paul were all soldiers for Christ and His sacrifice.

In childhood and as a young adult she endured WWI, the Great Depression, and as a church family they moved from Odessa to Independence to Harrisonville to El Dorado Springs, where in 1936, she met Samuel Allfree Pipes. They were married on August 15, 1937 and bought the three generation Stinson farm northwest of Bulter, MO, in Bates County from her mother.

From this union were born Marilyn Norine, Marlene Jeannette and Larry Allen Pipes, the deeply grieved immediate family, in 1938, 1940 and 1941, while Europe was overrun by the Nazi Party. This evil was the third catastrophe of the 20th century this family, along with many millions, had survived. Her baby brother Paul died in that war.

As a farm family, she performed a myriad of daily tasks with great attitude and loyalty to family and friends and while suffering several health issues and surgeries. She birthed, washed, fed, taught and led all whom she could to Christ our Savior and Redeemer, starting with her children.

In 1970 she embraced the Jehovah witness faith message and in 1974 she moved back to El Dorado Springs, the city in which she had met her husband Sam, whom she lost in 1993.

She will rest until the second coming resurrection alongside her husband at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, MO, Bates County, where they spent 37 of their younger years together, and the last 19 years together in Cedar County.

A graveside service was held on July 28, 2012, at 2:30 P.M., at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, MO, with Ralph Satterlee officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

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