Ruby Spaulding


Ruby Jean Spaulding, 63, of Eldon, died at 3:26 a.m. July 24, 2020 at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.

She was born June 20, 1957 in Concordia, KS to Bill Guy and Annabel Mae Clingman Davis. Ruby married Michael Joseph Spaulding on May 10, 1976.

She lived for a short time in Illinois and for many years in Detroit, MI, moving back to Ottumwa in 1989.
Ruby earned an Associate in Arts degree from Indian Hills Community College. She worked as a waitress and worked for Tenco for 18 years.

Ruby was a member of ABATE District 14. She loved gardening, feeding her hummingbirds and taking care of kids.
Surviving is her husband, Mike; 3 daughters, Billy Jean Baugher-Duffy of Fremont, Michelle Robin (David Kopp) Spaulding of Creston and Nicole Lynn Spaulding of Eldon; 7 grandchildren, Shea (Megan) Baugher, Jacob Duffy, Devon Danger, Hunter Kopp, Zebidiah Duffy, Alexis Jean Danger and Haiden Kopp; 4 great-grandchildren, Nicole Baugher, Nariah Hansen, Owen Baugher and Zyion Rivers; siblings, James LaBounty, Debra (Alan Novak) LaBounty, Karyn (Dan) Tuller, Guyetta (Max) Michel, Denise Rassmusen, Ronnie (Sharon) Davis, Steven Davis, Billy Guy Davis, Shawn Davis and John Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private family visitation will be held. Limited open visitation will be 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28th at Reece Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the visitation.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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