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Ruby Gale

November 29, 1927 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 92)


Ruby Gale - age 92 of Rice Lake, WI and formerly of Lathrop, MO passed away Thursday morning, January 2nd, 2020 at Woodstone Care Facility in Rice Lake. Ruby was born on November 29th, 1927 the daughter of Benjamin and Vina (Bailey) Hensley in Texas County, Missouri.  She attended school in Elk Creek, MO.  On October 18th, 1946 she was united in marriage to Milfred Gale. Ruby was a mother to her children, Kenneth H. Gale, Sr. and Carolyn Gale.  She retired as a seamstress and the hobby farm life. After several years on the farm and the loss of Milfred; she needed assistance to continue motherhood with Carolyn Gale.  Ruby's grandson, Ken H Gale, Jr. moved her and Carolyn up to Northwoods area in Webster, WI.  She spent several years enjoying the newer residence, outdoors, little dogs (she always maintained that she did not like dogs but loved the Yorkie teacup dogs), lots of wildlife and of course her close care-giving family, Ken and Deb. Ruby continued to mother and provide for Carolyn, until she just could not anymore.  They moved out of Burnett County to Woodstone Care Facility in Rice Lake, WI, which was closer to amenities and medical needs.  Ruby and her daughter Carolyn maintained independence in their own respective apartments. Ruby took care of Carolyn, all her life and her dedication and support to her was remarkable.

Survivors:  daughter, Carolyn Gale; grandson, Kenneth H. (Deb) Gale, Jr.; grandson, Ryan (Leah) Gale; sister, Margie Lee Garrison; sister, Vine (Laverne) Fitch; great-grandchildren: Ivan, Lukas, Christian, Ashley.

Graveside services are being planned for this spring at Antioch Cemetery, Holt, MO.  Arrangements are under the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home, Lathrop. Online guestbook at


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