May 30, 1930 ~ July 24, 2014
Virginia Ruth Greer (Ruth) was a mother, step- mother, sister, grandmother, widow and friend who passed away on Thursday morning, July 24, 2014 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, KS. Virginia Ruth had resided the past eight years in Caldwell, Kansas spending her time at church, or with family and friends. She loved a good laugh, was always smiling and enjoyed getting her hair and nails done. Her first love and best friend was Wally, her second was her toy poodle Baby. She had moved from Reno, Nevada where she and Wally spent a few snowy winters; they both enjoyed travel and occasionally played penny slots while in Nevada. She was a resident of Paradise, California from 1983 till 2003. It was in Paradise, California where she remained for more than 20 years and would meet and marry Wallace Greer (Wally) her second husband in June 1987 while fishing. When she wasn't busy cooking or fishing, she would collect wind chimes, volunteer at community events and attend church. Ruth’s wish was to spend her remaining years with family that lived in Caldwell, Kansas; so together they moved in July 2006. She lived a giving and caring life for 84 years and 2 months and had been on Kidney Dialysis since 2010 three days a week at The Winfield Dialysis Center in Winfield, Kansas. Although her body may have ultimately worn; her spirit and mind were still very sharp till the end. Everyone who met Virginia Ruth said “ she was such a lovely women”. Virginia Ruth and Wally remained a devoted couple and members of First Baptist Church in Caldwell, Kansas. Ruth will be missed at the social potluck events.
Virginia Ruth was born in Washington, IN on a Friday morning, May 30, 1930 to Walter John and Josephine Anna (White) Clements. Friday born children are loving and giving so Virginia Ruth came by those qualities naturally. Virginia Ruth was one of three sisters, Norma Jean and Mary Lou. She was raised in Washington, IN and graduated from Washington High School. She lived the small town Americana way until she met and married Lawrence Thomas Hubbard II early in 1953. They raised their four children; Lawrence Thomas Hubbard III, Pamela Johnson, John Alvin Hubbard and James Eugene Hubbard in Fort Wayne, IN till work brought them to Paradise, California in 1983. Virginia Ruth worked for K-Mart Corporation in Paradise, California in sales and customer service. She enjoyed people, cooking, fishing, collecting porcelain dolls, china bells, wind chimes and always had time to listen to anyone who had a need. She especially enjoyed Thanksgiving and Christmas as she could cook and decorate and enjoy family and friends.
She is survived by her son, Lawrence Thomas Hubbard III, San Diego, California. Step-son, Wallace Greer Jr. of Sacramento, California; step-daughters, Valerie Long of Gilbert, Arizona and Karen Price of Justin, Texas. Grandchildren, Natalie and Stacey Hubbard of San Diego, California, James and Timothy Hubbard of Caldwell, Kansas and Steven Hubbard of Little Rock, Arkansas. Step-grandchildren, Frank and Kimberly Greer of Sacramento, California, Shelly Kramer and Carl Long of San Diego, California, Brandon Goss of Huntsville, Alabama and Deanna Boyle of Roanoke, Texas. Great Step-grandchildren, Franklin Greer Jr., Brooklynne Kramer, Brian Goss, Benjamin Goss, Abronnd Boyle and Phionna Boyle. Sister, Mary Lou Spencer of Pendleton, IN and her children and grandchildren.
Her husbands, Lawrence Hubbard (1985) Wally Greer (2012) children, Pamela Johnson (2005) John Alvin Hubbard (2010) James Eugene Hubbard (2009) step-daughter, Jackie Greer (1993) grandchildren, Paul Hubbard (1997) BJ Johnson (2011) sister, Norma Jean Clements (2004) step-mother, Mary Quackenbush and toy poodle, Baby (July 23, 2014) all preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel.
Memorials may be given in memory of Ruth to the Winfield Dialysis Center.