January 12, 1913 - January 8, 2012
Ruby Anna Beal Lee LaWarre, 98, of Marysville, died Sunday, January 8, 2012 at The Gables at Green Pastures. A homemaker and accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed and taught sewing, crocheting and knitting to her family. She loved flowers and gardening and was a proud grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. As a young lady in North Carolina, she worked in the textile mill and helped on her family’s farm. She moved to Marysville in 1951 and attended Springdale Baptist Church and New Dover United Methodist Church. She was born January 12, 1913 in Newton, North Carolina to the late Marion Benjamin and Mary Ida Drum Wilkinson Beal and was also predeceased by her husbands, Wade Smith Lee on November 5, 1950 and Harold Elwood LaWarre on June 25, 1985; an infant daughter, Cindy Sue, on January 21, 1959; a granddaughter, Aprill Ann LaWarre on December 28, 2003; a son-in-law, James B. LaWarre, Sr. on December 16, 2005; and her siblings, Henry Wilkinson, Effie Cline, Artie Bradshaw, Henry Beal, James Beal, Frank Beal and Hettie Bradshaw. She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Lee LaWarre and a son, Jerry G. (Nola) LaWarre, both of Marysville; five grandchildren, Ben (Cindy) LaWarre of Marysville, Kathy (Lary) Cline of Broadway, Sheila (Rick) Kuba of West Mansfield, Jerry (Lori) LaWarre, Jr. of Blacklick and Matthew (Jill) LaWarre of Marysville; nine great grandchildren, Heather (Ed) Lowe, Joel (Sharon) LaWarre, Kyle (Michelle) and Joey Kuba, Ameena LaWarre, Kathy Burton, Zach and Avery Zeune and Arley and Megan LaWarre; four great great grandchildren, Hunter and Emma Lowe, Alex LaWarre and Quinn Kuba; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ormeroid of Marysville and Betty Montgomery of Kenton; and many extended relatives. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive friends 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Peter C. Hamilton will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew, Jerry, Joel and Ben LaWarre, Rick and Kyle Kuba and Lary Cline. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruby LaWarre Memorial Fund for the purchase of a tree to be planted at a park for the City of Marysville memorial tree program. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwood16.wpengine.com.
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