Ruby Lantz Hawkins


She lived her life making sure everyone else was taken care of including her grandchildren, her nieces, her only brother and even her father-in-law, each living with her at times during their life. She became one of the favorite residents at Southgate Nursing where she was recovering from a broken hip; Ruby was more concerned with those in charge of her care than her own needs. She was a Southern girl who never lost touch with her Virginia roots or her southern accent. Given a few leftovers she could whip up a gourmet meal. Earlier years found her working at Owens and later at 7-11 for her son Kelly, but her real calling was as a mother. Truth be told, with her boys she wasn’t too strict, but she kept a watchful eye on her daughter who she lived with the last three years before entering Southgate. Ruby was a grandmother for the ages: no one ever questioned what they’d be doing for the holidays as she gathered her growing clan back to her home. A woman of great faith, Ruby read The Word every day until her eyesight started to fail.

She was the mother of three: the late Clayton Kelly Weber, Tana Carole Sammons and Kirk David Weber; grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of two.

Come celebrate 92 great years Tuesday 9-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio where there will be a service at 11. Interment at Woodruff United Methodist Church, Cemetery, Bridgeton beside her late husband William Kelly Weber.


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  1. Brenda Davis

    So glad I got to meet Ruby and become friends with her. She was a very special person. Ruby was so caring. Ruby will be missed but never forgotten. I will always remember the time I went with Tana to go see Ruby in Roanoke VA. She treated me like I was family. Love you Ruby. Rest in peace my dear friend. Brenda Davis

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