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Ruby Ellen Rouse

July 9, 1923 — August 4, 2019

Ruby Ellen Rouse of Brenham, Texas formerly of Harrisonville, Missouri was born July 9, 1923 in Portland, Missouri the daughter of Mark and Sena (Reeves) Needs. She departed this life on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at her home surrounded by love and family at the age of 96 years and 28 days.

On August 22, 1942 Ruby was united in marriage to Lawrence Kenneth Rouse in Harrisonville, Missouri.

Ruby was a homemaker and a loving military wife for 59 years. She had lived in Harrisonville before moving to Brenham, Texas in 2002 to be close to her family.

Besides her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence on October 23, 2001; a brother, Everett and a sister, Fern.

Ruby is survived by three sons, Lawrence E.Rouse (Dorothy), Pentago, Texas, David L. Rouse, Woodland Park, Colorado, George S. Rouse, Brenham, Texas; a daughter, Mary Rouse, Brenham, Texas; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

Graveside services were held Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonvillle, Missouri.
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