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PO Box 1200
1547 Road 190
Sublette, KS 67877
Phone: 620-675-8215
Fax: 620-675-8745
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Ruby Evelyn
Davis (Derby)

September 20, 1926 – March 31, 2018

Ruby Davis
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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory
"Aunt Ruby was a beautiful lady inside and out. She loved God and it was displayed in how she lived her life. I love her and will forever..."
— Vicky Pickens-Birkle
"I am thankful God gave me the opportunity to know this wonderful woman. There are so many great memories. While today there is sorrow,..."
— Miles and Janice Long
"I just did text my cousins, the Gerald Powell family, to let them know of Ruby’s passing. I thought of the Tastee Freeze hamburger stand..."
— Mac and Kit Griffin
"Ruby & Ben hold a special light in my heart always. Our prayers and love to their family and friends. Love Sherri & Bill Miner "
— Sherri Farr Miner
"Dear Aunt Ruby, the last of my Dad's sisters, we had such good times together! You will be missed! Give the guys a hug from me. Love you,..."
— Dena Derby Whisler

Obituary for Ruby Evelyn Davis (Derby)

Ruby E. (Derby) Davis, 91, died Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, KS. She was born September 20, 1926 to Jennie (Colyear) and George Derby in Claflin Kansas. She graduated from Sublette High School in 1944. She married Benjamin Davis on April 6th, 1947 in Sublette, Kansas.

Ruby and Ben were avid travelers, visiting every state in the United States at least once and also traveling overseas several times on work and witness trips for the church.  She was an active member of the Sublette Church of the Nazarene, holding many positions in the church through the years including Sunday School Teacher, Children’s Church Director, Missionary Board President and Treasurer, and Hospitality Chair; she also enjoyed singing in the church choir for many years and working with Vacation Bible School. She received local and district Distinguished Service Awards for her many years of service to her church. Ruby also enjoyed reading, embroidery and quilting.  

She is survived by her sons, Kent Davis and wife Christine of Rockford, IL, Thane Davis and wife Adella of Lubbock, TX; and daughter Janelle Carpenter and husband Todd of Spring Hill, KS.  Her extended family includes grandchildren, Jade, Benjamin, Marshall and Taylor; and great grandson Asher.

Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Ben; a son, Craig Davis; a brother, George “Bud” Derby; sisters, Pearl Wright, Opal Staton, Jeanne Roland, Eileen Oxford, Fern Hollopeter, and Mildred Clark. 

Visitation will be 3:00 until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at Sublette Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Dr. William R. Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.

Suggested memorial contributions are to the Sublette Church of the Nazarene in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877. Condolences may be left online at

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First Visitation

When April 4, 2018 3:00pm - 7:30pm
Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory
1547 Road 190
Sublette, KS 67877
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Friends are invited to pay their respects and sign the book.
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Service Information

April 5, 2018 10:00am
Rev. Dr. William R. Thomas
Sublette Church of the Nazarene
302 S. Wooten Avenue
Sublette, KS 67877

Interment Information

April 5, 2018 11:30am
Restlawn Memorial Gardens
8955 Hwy 83, 8955 Hwy 83
Liberal, Kansas 67901