Rubye Muckenfuss, 100 years old, completed her life journey, on March 11, 2009.
The last surviving child of Maggie Brown Muckenfuss and Richard Benjamin Muckenfuss and was a life time resident of Colleton County. She moved to the Methodist Oaks in 1989.
Her life was dedicated to her family and service to others. Rubye received nurse's training from what was then Baker Hospital in Charleston and later studied at Peabody (now Vanderbilt) University in Nashville, TN.
A public health nurse with the Colleton County Health Department, known as Miss Rubye, "the shot lady" for giving shots to thousands of school children and adults and for bringing health care to countless numbers of low country residents.
The oldest member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Rubye served in leadership positions in her church and community. A family life center at the church was named in her honor. Her faithfulness to God will continue to be a shining example to many. The children of her brothers and sisters were her "children" and she took pride in their lives and accomplishments.
Rubye was a beloved aunt and is survived by Floyd Muckenfuss and wife Mary, Margaret Hoff and husband Harold, Virginia Fickling and husband Frank, Sara Smoak and husband Gene, Marie Smith, Doreen Jenkins and husband Kinsey, Bonnie Shaw and husband Harley, Legare and James Addison and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Surviving also are her "grandchildren," Ashley S. O'Quinn, Harley L. Shaw Jr., K.J. Hampton Jenkins III, H. Tindal Jenkins and Brandon W. Shaw and six great grandchildren.