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Ruby Combes
1937-2024

Ruby Alice Combes, 86, of Carbondale, KS, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at Osage Nursing Center in Osage City, KS.

She was born June 14, 1937, at Burlington, KS, the daughter of Wilbur Jason and Bernice Rachel (Cardwell) Mattox. She grew up on the family farm northwest of Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1954.

On October 9, 1955, she and Glen Eldon Combes were married at Ottumwa, KS. They made their home in Topeka where Ruby worked for Hallmark Cards until staying home and caring for her home, husband, and children. They later moved to Carbondale.

She was a member of Town and Country Christian Church in Topeka.

In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and growing and caring for house plants, Square Dancing, and sewing. She was a great cook and belonged to a camping club and enjoyed traveling and camping.

Her husband, Glen, preceded her in death on January 25, 2023, following more than 67 years of marriage. She was also preceded by her parents and a sister, Dixie Edington.

She leaves her sons, Terry Combes (Brenda), Scranton, KS, Ricky Combes, Carbondale, KS, and Bruce Combes (Lynette), Berryton, KS; 8 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Darlene Crouch (Bob), Carbondale, KS, a brother-in-law, John Edington, Tecumseh, KS; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial will follow in Bowman-Adgate Cemetery northwest of Burlington.

The family will meet with friends from 11:00 A.M. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Town and County Christian Church or the Kansas Army National Guard Museum and may be sent in care of Jones Funeral Home, PO Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.

Visitation

Jones Funeral Home
801 Garrettson St.
Burlington, KS 66839

Service/Mass

Jones Funeral Home
801 Garrettson St.
Burlington, KS 66839

Interment Funeral

Bowman-Adgate Cemetery
899 19th Rd NW
Lebo, KS 66856

Funeral Home in Charge

Jones Funeral Home
801 Garrettson St.
Burlington, KS 66839