Ruby Light

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.


7 Condolences

  1. S. Elaine on July 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    In times of loss and moments of sadness our memories are the beautiful gifts that bless us with healing and fill us with peace. I pray for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to heal your heart. May Ruby live on in your memory and the memory of the Most High until the resurrection. Our Heavenly Father has made arrangements through his Son Christ Jesus to one day lovingly bring back to life our dear loved ones by means of the resurrection and do away with the enemy death (1 Corinthians 15:26) forever. May this promise comfort you as it gives hope for a future when death will be no more and we will embrace our loved ones again in paradise. John 5:21; John 11:11, 25-26, Matthew 5:5; Revelation 21:3,4. May the God of all comfort bring you peace. Galatians 1:3. Thoughts and prayers of life and love are with the family.

  2. Loretta James on July 6, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Becky and Kathy so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I hope that your memories will comfort you durning your time of grief and know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy I don’t know how you are going to deal with this but I will pray that god gives you the strength to make it through it. Love you both.

  3. Shirley Tarpy on July 6, 2013 at 7:44 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thinking of you Debbie and Marti….love you, Shirley

  4. Charles and Donna Adell on July 6, 2013 at 9:23 am

    We want to extend our sympathy and prayers for Ruby’s family. As a neighbor, Ruby will be missed.

  5. Charles and Donna Adell on July 6, 2013 at 9:23 am

    We want to extend our sympathy and prayers for Ruby’s family. As a neighbor, Ruby will be missed.

  6. MIKE HADL on July 7, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Dear Kathy and Family,my thoughts and prayers are with you all, may your mother rest in peace…Mike Hadl

  7. Robin Baker and Jeff Black on July 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Marti and her whole family for the loss of a loved one.

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