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Ruth A. Doublin passed away Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Puxico Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Puxico, Missouri. Ruth was 78 and was a longtime resident and businesswoman in Puxico. Ruth, daughter of the late Wilber Fortner and Glena Atherton Fortner, was born on March 27, 1939, near Bloomfield, Mo. Ruth was a graduate of Bloomfield High Scholl. After graduation, She worked for a time in St. Louis before settling in Puxico to marry the love of her life, Jack Doublin on April 18,1958. Ruth and Jack nearly reached 60 years together. In those 60 years, on all but 45 days, they were together. Of all the accomplishments in her life Ruth was most proud of the time she served as an EMT for the Stoddard County Ambulance Service in Puxico and of her time served as a Treasurer and Board Member of the Puxico School Board. Ruth knew the importance of a good education and wanted that, not only for her own children and grandson, but for all the children in the Puxico School District. Ruth and Jack were longtime owners of Lynn Gas Company and B & M Auto Parts and Suppliesfor over 40 years. Ruth was proud to say she was from Puxico and loved and supported the Puxico Community until her passing. Ruth and Jack are the proud parents of two daughters , Dana McCallister and Paula Doublin of Allen, Texas. Now Living in Qulin, Missouri, Dana and her husband Mark McCallister have raised a son , Ryan Andrew McCallister who is the light of his grandparent's eyes. Ruth is also survived by a number of nieces, and nephews, cousin, and dear friend. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded by her sister, Annis Fortnerof Dexter, Missouri. In celebration of Ruth's life family and friends are invited to Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri, for visitation on Tuesday November 14, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm; the funeral will begin at 1:00 pm. The Reverend Ray Placher of Puxico, Missouri will lead the celebration. Interment in Puxico Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ruth Doublin Memorial at the Puxico Public School Educational Foundation; 481 N. Bedford St. Puxico, Missouri 63960
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