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Ruby Mae Looney Carter
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1909
Dallas County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 2011
Dallas County
Missouri, USA

Sept. 9, 1909-Aug. 5, 2011

Private family graveside services will be held at Bower Chapel Cemetery with David Carter officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to

Escorts are Darrell Howard, Pat Kroske, David Carter, Mike Carter, Brent Carter and Larry Scott.

Ruby Mae Carter, 101, was born Sept. 9, 1909, in Plad, the daughter of Rufus Franklin and Etta Belle (Tenninson) Looney. She died Aug. 5, 2011, at Buffalo Prairie Care Center, Buffalo.

She lived in the Lead Mine and Plad areas before moving to Urbana. She graduated from Buffalo High School and then attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in education and taught for many years in rural schools.

She was united in marriage with Robert Carter on July 31, 1938, in Urbana.

She was a farm wife, devoted mother, and wonderful grandmother.

She was best known for her sourdough biscuits and holiday sweets. She also loved sewing and quilting for her family.

She read her Bible daily and was a Sunday school teacher at Elixer Baptist Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; one son, Don Carter; one daughter, Rueah LaRose; five brothers: Lonnie Looney, Rufus Looney, Sherman Looney, Richard Looney and Leonard Looney; and two sisters: Verda Fisher and Maple Hatfield.

Survivors include two daughters: Brenda Howard, Preston, and Doris Maddux, Grass Valley, Calif.; one brother, Lewis and wife, Ruth Looney, Independence; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends who will all truly miss her. 
Family links: 
  Rufus Franklin Looney (1884 - 1943)
  Etta B Tennison Looney (1886 - 1971)
  Robert Price Carter (1898 - 1987)*
  Leonard Paul Looney (1907 - 1981)*
  Ruby Mae Looney Carter (1909 - 2011)
  Sherman Edward Looney (1921 - 1959)*
  Lonnie Lewis Looney (1924 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Bowers Chapel Cemetery
Dallas County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Larry Boyd
Record added: Aug 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74648741
Ruby Mae <i>Looney</i> Carter
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Ruby Mae <i>Looney</i> Carter
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 Added: Aug. 20, 2011

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