Ruby K Adams VanHoose, 76, of
Somerset passed away Friday, April 28, 2017. She was born on
October 12, 1940 in Oil Springs, KY to Ortie and Dora Adams. She
is survived by her husband Harold D. VanHoose, married August
12, 1962; her daughter Kara Paige (Stephen) Butcher; two
grandchildren, Kessa Hallie-Faye and Kase Douglas: and many
precious family and friends.
Ruby’s parents, her in-laws Hollie
and Roberta VanHoose, her brother Danny and two sisters Faye and
Mildred preceded her in death.
Ruby was a long- time resident of
Johnson Co., KY. She also lived 6 years in Elizabethtown, KY and
16 years Tampa, FL. She was a member of the Paintsville United
Ruby graduated with a Master’s
Degree from Morehead State University.
Ruby was a 5th grade and remedial
reading teacher with the Johnson Co. Board of Education until
her retirement. She enjoyed teaching and her students. Her
favorite saying was “If you can read this, thank a teacher.”
Ruby had a great love for geography
and made certain that all her students learned how to read maps.
She was a world traveler with Switzerland and Hawaii topping her
list of most beautiful places she visited. She had beautiful
handwriting and enjoyed sending greeting cards to those she
loved. She took great pride in teaching her students neat,
cursive handwriting. She was an avid reader. You most
often found her with a book or newspaper in her hand.
Ruby had a wonderful smile that could
light up a room. A matter of fact way of telling her stories or
opinions. If you were her friend, you could bet it was for life.
She was loyal to her circle.
In keeping with another of Ruby’s
sayings, “Enjoy each day to the fullest and don’t bring me
flowers when I’m gone”; memorial contributions can be made to
the organization of choice. Ruby supported several
organizations for many years. The Moffitt Cancer Research Center
in Tampa, FL; The American Heart Association; The Starkey
Hearing Foundation; and Morehead State University.
A visitation will be held Saturday,
May 6, 2017 at the Paintsville Funeral Home from 1:00pm –
3:00pm. A celebration of life service will be held in the
funeral home chapel 3:00pm.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home of
Somerset and Paintsville Funeral Home is entrusted with the