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Ruby Lee Prather of McKinney, Texas passed away December 19, 2020 at the age of 98. She was born on January 15, 1922 to Earnest Schmid and Joan (Tepe) Schmid in Otto, Texas. Ruby worked for Texas Instruments for many years. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in McKinney.

Ruby is survived by her twin brothers, Clarence Schmid of Allen, Texas and Cecil Schmid and wife, Katheryn of Princeton, Texas; a host of nieces and nephews; other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Raymond Lee Prather; parents, Earnest and Joan Schmid; siblings, Robert Schmid, Tom Schmid, Ruth Peevey, Della Mae Schmid, Earnestine Morgan, and Gene Schmid.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.

A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. A recorded video will be available on Ruby's obituary page. A rosary was held at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

A “come and go” visitation was held on Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit

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Published in Star Local Media from Dec. 23 to Dec. 29, 2020.
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