- January 23, 1915 - February 19, 2013
- Sun City Center, Florida
of Ruby's Passing
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“Ms. Compton made history fun and gripping. She gave me inspiration to become a teacher myself! I thought she was so cool, with her lovely hair and...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Naomi Ember Lieberman - Phoenix, AZ
“Ruby was one of my favorite teachers at Woodward. I remember she liked Star Trek. I only started watching it because I thought if the coolest...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Naomi Lieberman - Phoenix, AZ
“Ruby - I have never forgotten Ruby since my high school days at Woodward in Cincinnati. Some teachers really stood out in their teaching to...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Tim D Seidler - Golden Valley, NM
“Ruby was a one of a kind lady. I remember her coming to Rameys Chapel and telling stories during sunday school about her trip to the Holy Land. She...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Tracy Hester - wallingford, KY
“Aunt Ruby...such an interesting lady!! I loved to hear of all her adventures in life!! We lived next door to her for several years when Mikey and...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Cathy Helterbrand-Owens - KY
“Great Aunt Ruby always told the best stories. Her bright eyes and loving smile is what I will always remember. My favorite memory is when Melissa &...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Katie Parker - Port Orange, FL
“So very sorry for your loss...we are praying for the family...
7 of 20 | Posted by: Rev Jerry and Phyllis - Ewing, KY
“Aunt Ruby was not only my aunt, (the youngest sister of my Daddy, Harold Compton,) but also was my Modern History teacher at Woodward High School in...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Compton Scott and Jim Scott - FL
“Miss Ruby was a great woman. I remember when I was a teenager, we went to church together. She was a great listener and gave great advice. She will...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Robin Ehrenberger - Wallingford, KY
“R I P Ruby.
10 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Terrell - Telephone, TX
“Will always remember Ms Ruby, I can remember mom talking about her being their teacher, most of dads family also, went one day to get daddys bro....Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Joyce Gulley - Muses Mills, KY
12 of 20 | Posted by: Robert and Lois Gulley - KY
“R.I.P Miss Ruby you was and always will be a great person, you'll be missed by many. Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family
13 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Renee Hinton Cantrell - KY
“Ruby will be highly missed
14 of 20 | Posted by: Gene Conley - Maysville, KY
“Grandaughter of Margaret McRoberts, my sincere condolences. God bless her an her family. She will be missed.
15 of 20 | Posted by: Laticia Nicole Whisman - Morehead, KY
“In sympothy, god bless you.
16 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie McRoberts Thompson - KY
“Deepest sympothys to my beloved cousin.
17 of 20 | Posted by: Willis @ Margaret McRoberts - KY
“My prayers go out to all family members in their time of sorrow.
18 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia Price - Wallingford, KY
“Ruby was a lovely person. She cared for Family and many children through out her life, she was a free spirit and now her spirit is truely free. ...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Jo Ellen (Hall) Clark - KY
“Sorry to hear of Ms. Rubys' passing, she was a very intelligent lady, always enjoyed being at church with her. May God give you comfort. Love &...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Diana Gulley & Family - KY
FLEMINGSBURG - Ruby H. Compton, of Sun City, FL, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio and Muses Mills, KY, was called to her eternal home Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at the age of 98. Born January 23, 1915, at Muses Mills, KY, she was the youngest child of the late Charles Herbert and Mary Alice Hinton Compton. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Harold (Nell), Homer, Reece, Lloyd (Mable), Allie (Ruth), and two sisters, Myrtle (Sam Evans) and Blanche. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Ruby was a graduate of Morehead State University, and taught school in the Cincinnati area for many years. She retired from teaching in 1969 and specialized in History. During her career she attained three Masters Degrees of higher learning; one being in Asian Studies where she was considered an expert. In the 1960's, one of her many life accomplishments were traveling with Vice President Hubert Humphrey to Russia on a diplomatic trip. She taught at many universities in the United States and many foreign countries, i.e., University of Cincinnati, Xavier of Cincinnati, Columbia University of NYC, University of Hawaii, University of Tokyo, to name a few. Her love of travel allowed her to visit over 57 countries during her lifetime. In 1999, preparing for a trip to Costa Rica, she purchased a pair of hiking boots because she would need them to go to the rain forest and climb a mountain. She loved a challenge and her life of many accoplishments, professional or personal, showed just how much! Go climb high on your new mountain Aunt Ruby; it will be your best journey! Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at the Denton-Workman Funeral Home officiated by Bro. Ronnie Conley and Bro. Doug Reeves. Visitation will be 12 noon until the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park . In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Muses Mill Christian Church, Muses Mill Rd., Muses Mill, KY 41065.