Rubye Willis

September 25, 1918 - December 7, 2016
Vicksburg, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Rubye Iveree Willis was born on September 25th, 1918 in Cannon County Tennesee to Thomas Calvin Smith and Prudence E (Simmons) Smith. She passed away on December 7th, 2016 at the home of her granddaughter, Christine. She was 98 years old. She was preceded in death by her son Glen David Willis. Rubye retired from Green Bay Packing in Kalamazoo MI in the 1980s and moved to Greensville Mo. She returned to Vicksburg MI about 10 years ago. She was a spiritual woman with an enormous heart and a great sense of humor. Her laugh was very infectious. She is survived by several grandchildren- Christine (Allen) Harris, Glen David (Dave) Willis II, and Laura Gay Willis; several great grand children Tory and Josh McBarnes, Joey and Taylor Cronk, Brock Cronk, Kayci Willis, and Izzy Willis; two great great grand daughters Kinsley McBarnes and Maddox Degraw; and daughter-in-law: Gay Lynn Willis. She was loved and admired by many for her spunky attitude. She is missed by many. Donations to St. Joseph County Animal Control would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.