Ruby Lee Thompkins, 79
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP There will be services at 11 a.m. Monday at St. James Church of God in Christ for Mrs. Ruby Lee Thompkins, 79, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Mrs. Thompkins was born Dec. 12, 1927 in Logan County, W.Va., a daughter of Lawson and Geneva Shelton Foster.
She was a homemaker and a member of the church, where she was respected as one of the mothers. She really enjoyed her family and loved cooking for them.
Mrs. Thompkins leaves to mourn her loss and to cherish her memory five sons, Algie E. (Loretta M.) Jr. and James R. Thompkins, both of Youngstown, Raymond L. (LaChell) Thompkins of Campbell, Eugene G. (Beverly) Thompkins of New York, and Bobby Joe (Linda) Thompkins of McDonough, Ga.; three daughters, Jackie (Jonathan) Barrett of Liberty Twp., and Gloria Thompkins and Maxine (Steve) Watkins, both of Youngstown; four sisters, Hattie Godfrey, Helen Pearson, Barbara Cook, and Claudia Crawford, all of Columbus; a foster daughter, Kathrine Carlisle of Youngstown; 26 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Algie Sr., whom she married June 1, 1946, and who passed away July 24, 2006 after 60 years of marriage; her parents; four brothers, Nathaniel, Thomas, Curtis, and Lawson Jr. Foster; three sisters, Ethel Mary Hairston, Travina Linvelle, and Sarah Jane Foster; and a grandson, Donald Thompkins.
Friends may call one hour before services.
Caring arrangements have been entrusted to the Howard-Rhoden Memorial Home.