Loving and caring wife and mother

Ruby Glenda Stephens, age 87, departed this life Saturday, February 16, 2013 at St Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Ruby was born January 15, 1926 in Parkton, North Carolina, the daughter of Dan and Rosabelle (Jackson) Phillips.

Ruby was united in marriage to Wilburn Thomas Stephens.

Ruby was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a great homemaker and excellent cook. She loved bowling, boating, gardening, fishing and refinishing furniture. Ruby enjoyed attending Osage Beach First Assembly of God Church.

Ruby is survived by two daughters; Rebecca Mayer and husband, Lou, of Osage Beach, Missouri, and Vicky Hiller and her companion Ralph Elliott of Clearwater, Florida; six grandchildren, Jason Hullender and wife, Michelle, Stephanie Helton, Summer Helton, Scott Hiller, Stacie Helton and Rachel Hiller; three great-grandchildren, Ayden Helton, Alex Hullender and Jake Hullender; her sister Louise Reed of Lake Ozark, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; as well several other relatives and friends.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Rosabelle Phillips; her husband, Wilburn Stephens; one daughter, Jean Helton; one son-in-law, Richard; and five brothers.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Osage Beach First Assembly of God Church, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Entombment will be in the Praying Hands Mausoleum, at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.