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Ruby Boe Warner


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/15/2009 at 12:27:33

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Ruby Warner was born on Nov. 10, 1918, in rural Gruver and departed this world July 19, 2005 at her home in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 86 years, 9 months. She was the daughter of Berge and Rina (Nelson) Boe. In 1928, after the untimely death of her mother, Ruby's family moved back to Ottawa, Ill., to be close to Berge's sister, Sina. In 1933, the Boe family moved to rural Huntington, where the family was raised. Ruby received her education in the rural area schools around the Gruver, Huntington and Estherville areas.

In 1938, Ruby moved to Ottawa, and then on to Chicago. There she met and married Lee Postell. Lee died three years later. Eventually she became the owner of the Twin Oaks Tea Room, known for her good cooking and high quality food. In 1966, after operating the Twin Oaks for 18 years, Ruby sold her Tea Room, retired and married Edgar Warner. The couple moved to Springfield, Mo., where they ran a farm, raising sheep. In 1976, Ed and Ruby sold their farm, and moved to Kansas City, Mo. And later back to Springfield. Edgar died in 1997.

Ruby enjoyed life, cooking, traveling and entertaining guests and relatives, fishing and playing bridge and dominoes.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, mother, father, stepmother Hazel (Jensen) Boe, sister Regina, brothers Barney of Dunnell, Archie of Chicago, Edward of Estherville and many cousins.

Survivors include sister-in-law, Mabel Boe of Estherville, nephews Allen of Minneapolis, Michael of Kenilworth, Ill., Darrell of Clearfield, David and James of Estherville, nieces-in-law, grandnephews and grandnieces and cousins.

Interment will be at a later date at Palestine Lutheran Cemetery.

Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; August 16, 2005.


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