Ruby Gilbee

Ruby Gilbee, 87, of Corning, passed away December 28, 2016, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. Mrs. Gilbee was retired from Corning Hospital where she worked as head dietician. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her animals. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Corning. Survivors are her children Ellen Bradley of Tahoka, TX, Donna Thomas, Gary Thomas and Curt Thomas all of Corning; sister Kathern Webb of Tuckerman; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three husbands including the father of her children Cleamon L.E. “Dock” Thomas, John Ernest, and Les Gilbee; children Phyllis Gross and Cleatus Thomas; parents Greenberry Essary and Berdie Alene (Matthews) Smith; five sisters; and two brothers. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 3, at Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning with Bruce McGrew officiating. Burial followed in Potter Memorial Cemetery in Lepanto, AR

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810 N Missouri Ave.
P.O. Box 85
Corning, Arkansas 72422-0085
(870) 857-3531