Erma R York
Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 4/29/2009 at 11:28:43
Erma Ruth (Hubby) York died on March 7, 2009, of complications following a stroke in Rockingham County, North Carolina. She was born in Polk County, Iowa, on May 2, 1922, the daughter of John Clinton Hubby and Amy Olive (Lane) Hubby. She married Roland Robert York on January 18, 1941, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Three sons were born: Richard, Roland, and John. Ruth lived most of her life in Boone as a homemaker. She was a member of Central Christian Church since high school. Ruth was also a member of the Historical Society of Boone County and the Genealogical Society of Boone County and the State of Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Amy Hubby, her husband Roland of 63 years, one son, Roland, and three brothers, Howard, Lester, and Merle Hubby. Ruth is survived by two sons, Richard York and wife Sharon of Aurora, Colorado, and John York and wife, Barbara of Sandy Ridge, North Carolina, daughter-in-law, Sara York of Daphne, Alabama, eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Doris Elaine Hubby of Boone.
Family was most important to Ruth. She would do anything for her husband and three boys or any other family member. Ruth was an excellent cook and pie maker. Her specialty was wild black raspberry pie. Pie and coffee were almost always available when neighbors, friends and relatives stopped by. Friendly conversation was always available.
Ruth enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery, drawing, and painting and making ceramics. She and her husband enjoyed listening to jazz music and genealogy.
A Memorial Service will be held in June at Fairview Cemetery near Madrid. Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall is in charge of local arrangements. Boone News Republican
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