Ruby Rehkopf

Thursday, December 22, 2011

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ruby Dell Rehkopf, 87, of Advance died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Gordonville, to Albert W. and Laura Hanschen Wessel. She and William C. Rehkopf were married June 17, 1949, in Gordonville. He died Sept. 4, 1990.

Ruby was a seamstress for Inland Shoe Factory in Advance from 1967 to 1983. She worked at Tricon Industries from 1983 until retiring in January 1992.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Markham of Marble Hill, Mo.; a son, Willard Rehkopf of Advance; a brother, Harold Wessel of Cape Girardeau; two grandchildren, Christopher and Chelsey Markham; three great-grandchildren, Garrett, Colton and Brooklynn Markham.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at Zion Lutheran Church.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Wayne Schwiesow officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.