Ruth Louise Skaggs Ruble

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Beloved Ruth Louise Skaggs Ruble, 92, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on October 3, 2017. She was born October 25, 1924 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to loving parents Dollie May Skaggs and Claude Benjamin Skaggs and was the third of five children.

She moved to Houston, Texas in 1943 and initially resided in the Park Place area. Over a 74 year period she resided in various locations within Houston, Pasadena, Friendswood, and Clear Lake areas.

She married William B. Ruble in November of 1969 and they resided at 2008 Lillian, Pasadena, Texas. In October 1975, she and her husband moved to Friendswood, Texas where she practiced real estate until retirement and relocation to Clear Lake.

She worked for the Maritime International Long Shore Men Association for 20 plus years until her retirement in 1977. Once retired she began a second career as a real estate agent for Century 21 in Friendswood, Texas which lasted until 1995, thus resulting in her second and final retirement from the workforce.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Melvin Skaggs, Elbert Skaggs and King Skaggs; sister, Lucille Skaggs Rich; grandson, Fred “Wesley” Rayburn and her loving husband of 40 years, William B. Ruble.

She is survived by three children, Mickey C. Rayburn of Tyler, Texas, Cheryl A. Janick of Clear Lake, Texas and Robin L. Ritchie and wife Medina of Lake Charles, Louisiana; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Baptist Friendswood Church, 111 E. Heritage, Friendswood, Texas 77546. She will be laid to rest following the service at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Condolences may be sent to the Ruble family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at

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