Ruby. N. (Phillips) Meadows (1933 - 2013)

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Ruby N. Robinson Rickman Meadows, 80, of Mulberry Grove, died at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Friendship Manor in St. Elmo.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Central Christian Church in Greenville, with the Rev. Tom Plog officiating. Burial was in McInturff Cemetery in Hagarstown. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Memorials: Country Echoes Music Club or Friendship Manor Activity Fund in St. Elmo. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Meadows was born on May 4, 1933, in Hood County, Texas, the daughter of William and Gertrude Godfrey Phillips. She married Robert Meadows on Feb. 16, 1985, at the Senior Citizens Center in Vandalia.
She was a nurse's aide at Fayette County Hospital. She worked at Walgreens Pharmacy in downtown Vandalia, and later in life was a homemaker.
She was a member of Central Christian Church in Greenville and Country Echoes Music Club of Pittsburg. Ruby enjoyed music and camping, she loved her family and her church family, and she treasured everyone around her.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Don Robinson and his wife LaNae of Slidell, La., Jim Robinson and his wife Deb of Vernon, and Tom Robinson and his wife Darla of Mulberry Grove; stepsons, Dan Rickman and his wife Becky of Junction City, Kan., Mike Rickman and his wife Connie of Vandalia, David Rickman and his wife Fran of Vandalia, Kevin Rickman and his wife Rhonda of Vandalia, Ed Rickman and his wife Shelia of Mulberry Grove, Keith Meadows and his wife Anita of Vandalia, and Steven Meadows and his wife Jackie of Wylie, Texas; stepdaughters, Rosie and her husband Mike Beckett of Vandalia, Phyllis Morrison of Salem, Denise and her husband Jim Elders of Lubbock, Texas, and Valerie and her husband Loren Frakes of Vandalia; brother, Ernie Phillips and his wife Jewel of Indiana; sisters, Betty and her husband Chuck Iuan of California, and Cathy and her husband Jim Vouvhell of Texas; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lloyd Robinson, on Jan. 23, 1974; husband James Rickman, on July 25, 1984; sister, Faye Phillips; and stepsons, Tiff Rickman, Bill Rickman and Jim Rickman Jr.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Dec. 9 to Dec. 18, 2013