Ruby W. Higgins, age 82, of Ulysses, Kansas died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at her home in Ulysses, Kansas. She was born September 24, 1931 in Deloraine, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Reuben and Violet (Innes) More.
Ruby grew up in Canada where she graduated high school and earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in nursing. She moved to Rolla, Kansas in 1954 and Ulysses in 1958. She married Ernest W. Higgins on September 4, 1954 in Clayton, New Mexico. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Johnson at the Stanton County Hospital, and the Western Prairie Care Home in Ulysses. After her nursing career, she was a devoted homemaker, and her family was everything to her. Ruby played the violin and was involved in area orchestras. She was also an active member of the Church of Christ in Ulysses.
She is survived by one son, David Higgins and wife Tammy of Irving, Texas; two daughters, Chloe Teeter of Ulysses, Kansas, Leilani Sullivan and husband Keric of Ulysses, Kansas; sister, Sheila Koury of Las Animas, Colorado; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Ernest on July 27, 2002.
Visitation: 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses, Kansas.
Funeral Service: 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Church of Christ in Ulysses, Kansas with Minister Warren Baldwin officiating.
Interment: Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be given to the DuGood Events in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.