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Johnson, Ruby
1936 - 2018
Ruby Jean Baisden Messer Johnson, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Kermit, WV, age 81, passed away January 17, 2018 at Kobacker House Hospice Center. She was born April 5, 1936 at Kermit, WV to the late George Edward Baisden and Jossie Marcum Baisden. She is preceded in death by her children's father James Edward Messer Sr. and their daughter Jean Elaine Messer. Also preceded in death by brothers Walter Messer, Sherman, Samuel, Robert (Bob) Baisden, and sisters Gracie Block, Cora Messer, Marie Davis, Eliza Baisden, Bertha June Hodge and Mary Hodge. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Charles Edward Johnson of Columbus, OH; and one daughter, Linda Dale Mercer, and her children, Drew (Ashley), Ryan and Luke Mercer and their father, Pete Mercer; one son, James Edward Messer Jr. and his children, Kendra (Shaun) Jones, Ethan (Chloe) Messer and their mother, Brenda Howard; great-grandchildren, Graysen and Brady Mercer, Isabelle, Aiden and Emily Jones. She is also survived by three step-daughters, Lisa Marie, Denise and Evra Marie Johnson and their children; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Visitation will be at the Little Yellow Church, Jennies Creek, WV from Noon Friday, January 19, 2018 until time of service on Saturday. Funeral Services will be held at the Little Yellow Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 with Freddie Messer Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Jacob Messer Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crum Funeral Home, Inez, KY.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 19, 2018
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