Ruby Louise Sowards Hayes, 88, of Oakmont Manor Nursing Home, went to be with the Lord on December 12, 2018. She was born in Greenup, Ky. on April 17, 1930 to the late Homer and Nellie Fultz Sowards. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Homer Sowards, Jr., Thomas Sowards, Jack Sowards, Donald Sowards and James Sowards and a sister Phyllis Sowards.
Ruby was a retired clerk and secretary for Associated Truck Lines. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and loved her time dancing while retired in Florida. Ruby also loved crossword puzzles and Wheel of Fortune. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years Aster Carl Hayes of Ashland, Ky; her son Carl Alan Hayes and wife Marty of Memphis, TN; a daughter Pamela Perkey and huband Sam of Ashland, Ky; grandchildren Stacey Cassity, Matthew Earls and Lindsay Spencer; great grandchildren, Samantha Stafford, Tyler Stewart, Savanna Cassity, Christian Spencer, Hailey Cassity and Chloe Spencer; a brother Ronald Sowards of Tennessee and lifelong friends, Rheta and Jim Loy.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel and will be officiated by Pastor Matthew Earls. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 until service time at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery,N.E. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM.
Friends may make contributions to Community Hospice, 1480 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY, or to The American Cancer Society, 4338 13th Street, Ashland, KY.
Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com