Ruby Dykes

Monday, February 5, 2007

Ruby J. Dykes, 86, of Delta died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Logan County, Ark., the daughter of Dewey Lee and Nettie Brown Eskew. She and Ira B. Dykes were married Nov. 14, 1942.

Dykes was a member of The Church of God of Prophecy in Delta.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Roger H. Dykes of Jackson; two daughters, Carol Ann Gay of Folsom, Calif. and Pamela Kay Powell of Jackson; two brothers, the Rev. Jimmy E. Eskew of Morley, Mo., and Robert Eskew of Sedgewickville, Mo.,; two sisters, Velma Farr of Redding, Calif., and Jean Wilkerson of California, Mo.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and a grandson.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Dan Baggett officiating. Burial will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo.