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Ruby Louise Walker

Ruby Louise Walker, a spirited, reliable, and funny soul, passed away on September 26, 2023, at the age of 81. Born on January 1, 1942 to Lonnie and Emma Thompson (Muller) , in Liberty, KS. Ruby was a beacon of joy, resilience, and humor. She lived her life with an infectious energy that was impossible not to love, and her laughter was music to the ears of those fortunate to know her.


Ruby was a woman of many talents, but her favorite pastime was going to the casinos with Deb and playing Bingo with her mother. She found joy in the simplest things, turning everyday moments into unforgettable memories with her unique blend of comedy and charm. Beyond her love for games, Ruby was a devoted wife to her late husband, Howard (Butch) Walker, whom she married on August 7, 1973. Their love story was a testament to the power of commitment and the strength of enduring companionship.


Ruby is survived by her sister MaryAnn Guier, her loving children Rhonda Hibbard (Mike), Deborah Brubaker, Howard Walker, Jr. and Michelle Bussen (Chris), eleven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren who will continue to honor their mother's legacy by living their lives with the same spirited tenacity and sense of humor that Ruby demonstrated throughout her life.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Butch, daughter, Patricia Mae Smith, two brothers, Bill & Pat Thompson and one grandson, Clay Hibbard.  


A visitation for family and friends will be held at David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, Kansas, 67337 on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 2:00pm - 4:00 pm.


As we celebrate the life of Ruby Walker, we encourage all who knew her to share their favorite stories, memories, and photographs on her memorial page. It was once said, "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." Ruby's impact was profound, and her memory will continue to bring smiles and laughter to those who were blessed to know her.

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