Ruby Irby


March 25, 2020

Feb. 29, 1932 - March 17, 2020

Ruby Christine Irby, 88, of Sweet Home, died March 17, 2020.

She was born Feb. 29, 1932 in Des Arc, Ark. to George and Ruth (Nesbitt) Thermon.

She lived in Sweet Home for 60 years.

Mrs. Irby was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Sweet Home. She was involved in many service projects locally as well as international. She was a hard worker, and worked as a harvester for many summers picking strawberries, beans and hops.

She loved to crochet and knit. She collected dolls and made clothes for them to send overseas to different missions. She made hats for cancer patients and many others. She was very lovable.

Mrs. Irby is survived by her sons Claude Irby of Dallas and Russell Irby of Sweet Home; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Calvin Irby; and siblings George, Dean, Albert “Buck” and Margaret.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 

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