The Duncan Banner


December 16, 2013

Ruby Jo Tanner

Sept. 7, 1932 — Dec. 15, 2013

DUNCAN — Ruby Jo Tanner, 81, of Duncan, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her home in Duncan.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Faith Church with the Rev. David Morrow and the Rev. Wayne Morrow officiating. Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Ruby was born Sept. 7, 1932, at Weavers Chapel, the daughter of Fred and Maggie Bell Chapman Ramsey. She and Fate Odell Clayburn married in 1959, in Ringling, and he preceded her in death in 1976. She worked as a nurses aide at both the Colonial Plaza Nursing Center in Cushing, and the Country Club Care Nursing Center in Duncan.

She enjoyed fishing, doing her house and yard work, but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; two sisters; a daughter, Vicki Selby; and a granddaughter, Leslie Selby.

Survivors include her son, Randy Odell Clayburn of Duncan; her daughter, Sandy Kyzer of Conway, Ark.; a brother, Chuck Ramsey of Comanche; two step-sons: Billy Dan Clayburn of Empire and Leonard Clayburn of Duncan; two step-daughters: Virginia Clayburn of Elgin and Linda Hancock of Dayton, Ohio; numerous grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren; as well as a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Josh Bumpas, Robbie Harvey, Mark Morrow, Ashley McKinley, Jacob Jones and Steve Landry. Grandsons and great grandsons will service as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Faith Church at 1209 S. 10th, Duncan, OK 73533.

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