Ruby Wolfe Sampson, 99, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Sunday evening, December 31, 2017, at John Knox Village Care Center, Lee’s Summit.
She was born November 15, 1918, in Tazewell, Tennessee, the daughter of Ross Alexander Nevils and Maudie Lee (Muncie) Nevils. She was the fourth of seven children and last survivor of her family.
Ruby was married to Ralph Harold Wolfe on Christmas Eve, 1939. Ruby and Ralph had three children and resided in Windsor. In 1956 Ruby began employment with the Citizens Bank of Windsor (later United Missouri Bank) in the bookkeeping department and then as a teller at the drive thru window, where she met and befriended many Windsorites. She continued working at the bank for over thirty years.
Ralph passed away on July 4, 1962, leaving Ruby with two children in college which she tenaciously supported until their graduations. She supplemented her income with part-time stints at Hughes Drive Inn, babysitting, and frugality. Her children will be forever grateful.
In 1987, she married Glen W. Sampson, and they enjoyed traveling, and building a life together until his death in 1991. Ruby remained in Windsor and continued her love of gardening and cooking and caring for her grandchildren.
At the age of 96, she moved to John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit to be near her children. She remained a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church and felt most at home chatting with friends and neighbors who still resided in Windsor.
Survivors include two children, Harold Eugene Wolfe (Susan), Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and Carolyn Wolfe Brown (Stephen), Kansas City, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Lora Dial Partridge, Matthew Brown (Brooke Moore), Sara Wolfe Hayes (Mark), Travis Wolfe (Lesley), and Rachel Brown Rocamora (David); 10 great-grandchildren, Jack, Jason, and Jamie Partridge, Addison Hayes, Graham and Evan Wolfe, Connor and Colwyn Brown, and Madeleine and Miles Rocamora; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Ralph Wolfe; her second husband Glen Sampson; her daughter Wanda Wolfe Dial; 4 brothers, Noel Nevils, George Nevlis, Edward Nevils, and Roy Glenn Nevils; and 2 sisters, Lourissa Lyle and Mary Lou Keck.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends before the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Laurel Oak Cemetery or the Windsor United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.