Funeral services for Ruby R. Chaney Light, 85, Ottawa will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. She died Friday, July 5, 2013 at her home.
Ruby was born April 27, 1928 in Yell County, AR the daughter of Edgar and Martha (Morris) Chaney.
She was a cook at Holiday Inn and also worked at Bendix King “King Radio” until she retired in 2000.
She was a member of the Assembly of God in Eudora.
She married Nathan R. Light, Sr. on June 29, 1946 in Ola, AR. He preceded her in death March 10, 1997.
Survivors include four daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Light Slifer, Lawrence, Katheryn “Kathy” Light Kurtz, Ottawa, KS, Debra “Debbie” Light Proctor Erway, and husband, Michael, Ottawa, KS, Martha “Marti” Light Proctor, Lawrence; one son, James “Jim” Light, Tacoma, Washington; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Gatlin, Lavern Blocker, and one brother, Vernon Chaney, all of Arkansas. She was also preceded in death by son, Nathan Rufus “Jr.” Light, Jr., October 3, 2011; and son-in-laws, Mike Proctor March 31, 2005 and David Kurtz, July 3, 2013.
The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 8, 2013 at the mortuary.
Ruby donated to many charities. The family suggests memorials in her name to the Charity of Your Choice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.