Ruby B. Irwin, 80, of Kingsley, died Dec. 1, 2006 at the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4, at the Meadow Star United Methodist Church, rural Washta with the Rev. Bill Cotten officiating.
Burial was at Grand Meadow Cemetery, rural Washta. Visitation was 2 p.m. Dec. 3, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. all at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Irwin was bon Jan. 2, 1926 on a farm near Quimby, the daughter of Lee James and Deal (Green) Sargent. She graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1944.
On Jan. 6, 1945 she married Richard S. Irwin at Meadow Star United Methodist Church. After their marriage they lived on the same farm for 44 years in Grand Meadow Township. In 1990 they moved to Kingsley.
Irwin enjoyed quilting, gardening, writing, reading and the Pheasants Forever area on their farm.
Irwin played the piano and organ for many years at the Meadow Star United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Eileen Irwin of Marcus; one son, James R. Irwin and his wife, Ruth of Wiener, Ark.; two daughter, Mary Lou Johnson and her husband Charles of Hiawatha; Ingebritson of Helena, Mont.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother, Ray Sargent and his wife, Mildred of Brainerd, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard who died July 25, 2000, one son Joe, one brother Archie and three sisters, Mae, Gladys and Hazel.