Ruby McLanahan Fender

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Ruby McLanahan Fender, 83, of Kingsville, Mo., died Wednesday, May 29 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home in Holden, Mo. A funeral will follow at 10 a.m. with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Holden.
She was born Oct. 2, 1929, near Kingsville, a daughter of Jesse and Goldie May McLanahan. She graduated from Kingsville High School in 1947 and lived all her life in Johnson County, Mo. She married James Herbert Fender on June 30, 1948, in Holden.
Ruby taught 4-H sewing classes many years, was a gardener and canned many quarts of vegetables each year. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, sewing, upholstering, reading and decorating.
She leaves her husband, James Herbert Fender, of the home; one daughter, Linda Sue Morton and husband, Michael H., of Branson, Mo.; a sister, Doris Jean Gardner, of Washington, D.C.; and one grandson, Sean Michael Morton.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, J.C., Wayne, Jim and Everett McLanahan, and by four sisters, Mary, Anna, Esther and Bernadine.