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William Joseph Ruby III, 62, of Lee’s Summit MO passed away May 26 th , 2022.
Bill was born in Kansas City, MO, on January 11, 1960, to Helen and William Ruby Jr. He was the oldest of nine children. Bill graduated from O’Hara High School, class of ’78 and married the love of his life, Terri Muller in 1982. Bill and Terri raised two children Jennifer Blair and William Joseph (BJ).
Bill started his career in construction and later graduated from Central Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He then went on to graduate from Research Medical Center’s Radiology program and worked as a CT technologist in the Kansas City area.
Bill enjoyed his time fishing, being an active member of his church, and spending time with his family and friends. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at the church, and always offered his help to anyone in need.
Bill is survived by his parents Bill and Helen Ruby, his wife of 40 years, Terri (Muller) Ruby; his children Jennifer and BJ; brothers Bob (Estela), Kevin (Mary), Artie (Nannette), Pat, John (Jody), Tom, and Justin (Amy), and sister Shannon Ruby; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and extended family.
Visitation services will be held from 6 to 8pm with a Rosary beginning at 6 on Sunday, June 5th and a Funeral Mass beginning at 10AM on Monday, June 6th . Both services will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 777 NE Blackwell Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. Graveside service to be held at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Fancy Scrima says
Words fail to express my sorrow for your loss. Please know I am praying for each and everyone of you. I pray God may ease your pain as you navigate to find a new normal.
Kari Lunn says
I grew up with the Ruby family. Attended the same church & grade school at St. Bernadette’s as well as O’Hara High School. I spent a lot of time at the Ruby house being best friends with Shannon since 5th grade. Bill was always kind, friendly, happy and always had that Ruby smile on his face. So many fun memories to cherish. Sending you all my love during this difficult time and praying for peace in your hearts.
All my love,
Barbara schrader says
By name, your family are jewels. Bill’s acts of love and service surely beamed him up to heaven. He will send rays of comfort and guidance on your journey till one day, you will all shine like rubies like he does, unfathomable.
Anna huxtable says
I am so sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my prayers
Jean Jenkins says
Shannon, so sorry for your loss!
Jorgene Hallett says
Holding you all in my heart.
Shelley Cromwell says
Terri and the entire Ruby family,
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” – Matthew 5:4
May God’s love embrace you during this painful time and bring you peace. I am so sorry for your loss.
Heather Jordan-Farr says
My heart goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Ruby and the entire Ruby family. I pray you all will find peace as you mourn the loss of heaven’s new angel. Sending you all love and prayers.
Mary Rhodes says
My condolences to all Bill’s family and friends. As a Knight of Columbus, Bill would often lead the rosary at St Margaret’s before mass. He was very active in the parish and a great volunteer. He always had a smile and greeting for everyone. I will miss seeing him in church.
Ann Lehane says
My thoughts and prayers for your peace
Marilyn Coonrod Flagg says
So sorry for your loss. I was a Coonrod from Cato, Ks. and related to Bill’s mother, Helen. Prayers for all of you.
Melissa Herfordt Pena says
My thoughts and prayers for the entire Ruby family. I am so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.
The Bradley’s says
Our best memory for Bill are the summer water balloon battles. With Rubys , Bradley’s and Schroer,s. So much noise ,so much water ,and so much fun,