Ruby Louise Moon Andrews
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Ruby Louise Moon Andrews Ruby Louise Moon Andrews, born Dec. 2, 1916, to Elsie Evelyn Evans Moon and William Claude Moon Sr. of Tallahassee, Fla., died at the age of 91 on Thursday, April 24, 2008. She was a homemaker until the age of 53, when she went to work and retired on Dec. 31, 1986, after 17 years with the State of Florida Department of Insurance. A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, she was a resident of Heritage Healthcare Center at the time of her death. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home chapel, 4037 N. Monroe St. (850-562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 102, Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to Heritage Healthcare Center, 3101 Ginger Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308, in memory of Ruby L. Andrews for the upkeep of the courtyard fountain and garden where she loved to sit. Survivors include one daughter, Joan Andrews Turner (and Bob); four sons, Marvin Andrews (and Gingir), Fred Andrews (and Bonnie), Frank Andrews Jr. (and Sherry) and David Andrews (and Susan); one sister, Barbara Latham (and Jim); 16 grandchildren, Calynne Andrews Hill (and Lou), Shanna Andrews Williford, Krista Andrews Stephens (and Jeff), Wayne Andrews (and Susan), April Andrews (Moylan), Leonard Ross, Robert Andrews (and Samantha), Leslie Andrews Meadows (and Joe), Frank Andrews III, Katrina Lynn Turner Bailey (and Bill), Terra Turner Palmer (and Dean), Dallas Turner, Bryan Andrews, Laurie Andrews Malling (and Scott), Kristen Andrews Strauss (and Eric), Chad Spikes (and Debbie); and 16 great-grandchildren, Brittany Hill Dean (Wilson), Pearson Hill, Corey, Cody and Colt Williford, Josh, Connor and Saralyn Stephens, Andy and Amber Andrews, Sonny Hicks, Nicholas, Madison and Alexas Odom, Bryce and Casey Palmer, A1exus Spikes and Robert Henry Strauss. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Lamar Andrews; daughter Betty Gail Andrews Spikes Burch; granddaughter Carla Spikes-Burch; three brothers, William Claude Moon, Jr., William Lytle Moon and James H. Moon; and one sister, Mildred Virginia Moon Rowe. All were from Tallahassee. Our family would like to express our gratitude and praise to all of those who were a part of her life at the Heritage Healthcare Center and to Covenant Hospice personnel for the wonderful and comforting care given to our mom especially in the remaining days of her life.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Apr. 27, 2008.