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“Ruby and I Worked with homebound together and good friends. I was sorry to hear of her passing. melinda overstreet ”
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Ruby Campbell, age 81, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Rocky, Arkansas, passed away peacefully in her home on May 18, 2013 surrounded by her family.

She was born August 17, 1931 in Rocky, Arkansas to the late Claude C. Cummings and the late Ruby M. Cummings Watkins. She was married to Herbert E. Campbell, Jr. Ruby was a graduate of the Mena High School Class of 1948. She was a military wife and lived overseas in France for 7 years, as well as Utah, Virginia, Michigan and Georgia. She traveled all over Europe to Italy, Germany, England, Luxembourg, France, Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Holland, Belgium, and Austria and saw 49 states and the Holy Land.

Ruby worked as a clerk for the U.S. Army at Ft. Gordon Army base in Augusta, Georgia at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and was a member of the Bicentennial Chapel there, and was a regular attendant of the Fleming Baptist Church in Augusta. Ruby had a servant's heart, active in the Protestant Women of the Chapel Flower Ministry, writing to troops overseas, reading the Bible to shut-ins, a nursing home ministry and was a Red Cross Volunteer. Her motto was "do unto others as you have them do unto you."

Ruby loved to sing, hunt antiques and spend time with her family and friends, and everyone knew they could count on her for anything. She moved to Indianapolis to live with her daughter following a decline in her health. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her by her son, Robert Alan Campbell, her mother, Ruby M. Watkins, her father, Claude C. Cummings, her step-father, Marion Watkins and her beloved dog, Princess.

She is survived by her daughter Linda Sipe and husband Randy of Indianapolis, Indiana, a granddaughter Rachel Kinnebrew and husband Garrett of Indianapolis, Indiana a grandson, Zachary Sipe and wife Elise of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and a sister Sarah Claudean Davis of Dyer, Arkansas.

A memorial service will be held June 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Flowers may sent or memorials may be made in Ruby's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital, one of her favorite charities.

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