July 4, 1930 ~ July 13, 2022

Born in: Quinlan, Oklahoma
Resided in: Washington, Indiana

Ruby Belle (Miller) Ricks, went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Eastgate Nursing and Rehabilitation in Washington, Indiana. She was born July 4, 1930, in Quinlan, Woodward County, Oklahoma to Charlie Scott Miller and Clara Mae (Burkhart) Miller. She was the first of her family to graduate High School at Mooreland, OK. Ruby married Charles O. Ricks in Mooreland, OK on October 17, 1950. They lived in Missouri and had two daughters; Donna and Deborah. They moved to the family farm in 1955 south of Maysville near Washington.

Ruby was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, fishing, squirrel, and mushroom hunting. She looked forward to the annual vacation trips to Oklahoma to visit her family. After the death of her husband Charles, she worked at Etiennes farm market. She was a member of the Maysville United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson John Kenworthy, and siblings Loren Miller, Delmar Miller, Maxine Dillinger, Bonnie Davidson, Verda Gantz, and Lois Roedell. Ruby is survived by her daughters Donna Overton (Gary) of Washington, IN and Deborah Kenworthy (John) of Ferdinand, IN. Also, granddaughters Lisa Demontagnac (Howard) and Marsha Matteson (Brandon Smith) of Washington and great grandchildren; Jacob Overton, Jordan and Chloe Demontagnac and Coby Robinson.

Funeral services for Ruby will be held at Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home 2020 State St., Washington, IN 47501 on July 18, 2022 at 3:00pm with Pastor Jason Johnston officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until the time of the service at 3:00pm. Burial will follow in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Maysville United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ruby and her family.


Visitation: July 18, 2022 1:00 pm - July 18, 2022 3:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home Washington
2020 State St.
Washington, IN 47501

Service: July 18, 2022 3:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home Washington
2020 State St.
Washington, IN 47501

Interment: July 18, 2022 4:00 pm

Bethel United Methodist Church South Campus
3709 S 50 W
Washington, IN 47501

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  1. Marsha, I am so very sorry to learn of your sweet Grandmother’s passing… prayers lifted for you all during these difficult days.

  2. Heaven gained another very special lady! I can only imagine the reunion going on up there! Donna and Debbie, Pam and I are praying for you and your families during this time – praying God´s peace, comfort and strength. Aunt Ruby was a wonderful woman. I always looked forward to your trips to Oklahoma and the times that our family was able to visit Indiana. I have memories of one trip there in particular when I was young. Ruby introduced me to grits and sassafras tea – both good picks. I still eat grits every so often at Cracker Barrel and never fail to think of Aunt Ruby, picturing her kitchen there in your farmhouse. That usually brings a memory of her talking to Pepper. I have lots of good memories of her and I know that you are blessed with a treasure of them. I pray those good memories fill each of your minds in the days ahead and her big smile will come alive in your hearts during the times when you are missing her the most. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you much!

  3. Deb, Donna and family…..just want you all to know that we love you very much and are thinking of you during this time. Ruby was such a special lady and someone who always showed me so much love the times I was around her….good memories that I carry with me and reflect on often! Kim & I send our love, thoughts and prayers to you and family.

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