Ruby (Cline) Kellogg

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Ruby Cline Kellogg: DOD 8/13/14 in Fort Thomas, Ky.

Ruby Cline Kellogg (Mrs. William E.) of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, died on August 13, 2014, at 97 years of age. She was born in Lamar County, Alabama in 1915 and reared in Parrish, Alabama, the eldest daughter of Walter Lee and Monica Shipp Cline.

Throughout her musical career as a contralto, she moved listeners with her voice on live Birmingham-area radio, soloed for numerous special events and sang in the Highland United Methodist Church choir for more than four decades.

She retired from the Internal Revenue Service Center in Covington in 1979 after 15 years of service and as a young woman worked at U.S. Army Camp Sibert in Alabama, as a telephone operator and for a regional airline for which she contributed to the regular newsletter.

A member of the Highland Methodist Church for more than 50 years, she served on the board of trustees, the Wesleyan Service Guild, the United Methodist Women, as president of the Women's Society of Christian Service, Operation Dogwood, taught Sunday school and bible school and accompanied the men's Sunday school class on piano. She was vice chair of the music and literature department for the Fort Thomas Woman's Club, co-chaired the Cincinnati Fine Arts Fund drive in Northern Kentucky, a member of the Baker Hunt 620 Woman's Club, a member of the Lucy Abert Literary Club and taught reading to adults and children in Campbell County through the Literacy in Northern Kentucky grant. She was an accomplished seamstress, a great cook and loved to travel.

She was married to William E. Kellogg for 35 years. She is survived by her daughter, Chris Kellogg of Frankfort, Kentucky, son Lee Kellogg of Norcross, Georgia, and three grandsons: Benjamin Garnett, Austin Kellogg and Tom Kellogg.

An appreciation for her life will be held at the Highland United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 23 in the Memorial Room. The church is located at 314 North Fort Thomas Avenue in Fort Thomas.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40504 or to the Newport Adult Learning Center scholarship fund at 30 West 8th Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071.

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Aug. 22, 2014
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