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Ruby Irene (Greer) Goodrum

January 24, 1930 ~ April 18, 2020 (age 90)


Ruby Irene Goodrum, 90,  of Poplar Bluff, MO, gently entered Paradise Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Poplar Bluff.

Mrs. Goodrum, the daughter of  John Henry and Florence Ettabel (Johnston) Greer, was born Jan. 24, 1930 in Fisk, MO.  She was a faithful member of Highland Church of Christ and was a retired seamstress.  Mrs. Goodrum enjoyed sewing, growing shrubs and flowers and working outside.  She especially loved to spend time with her family.

She married the love of her life Ollie Eugene Goodrum on Sept. 30, 1949, in Piggott, AR.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 2003.

Survivors include her children, Ollie E. ‘Buster’ Goodrum, Jr. and his wife Evelyn of Hartville, MO, Jason Jay Goodrum and his wife Rhonda of Riverdale, UT, Rhonda Sue Taylor and her husband Michael of Williamsville, MO and Anthony Doyle ‘Tony’ Goodrum of Cathlamet, WA; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother Junior Lee Greer of Rainier, OR; two sisters, Edna Marie Cassity of Danville, IN and Mary Marjorie Anderson of Reno, NV; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Her parents John H. and Florence E. Greer, three brothers, James Dale Greer, Joseph Henry Greer and Curtis Greer, and five sisters, Pauline Coleman, Virgie Coulter, Elsie Doherty, Floramae Coleman and Ruth Greer also preceded Mrs. Goodrum in death.

The Goodrum family would also like to acknowledge and thank her caregiver Rita Williams, who graciously and lovingly cared for their mother as if she was her own.  Bless you Rita!

A private graveside service and burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Poplar Bluff City Cemetery with Vernon Curry officiating.  The service will be live streamed for family and friends unable to attend.

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Private Graveside Service

City Cemetery
1901 North Main St.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

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Services are to be live streamed.
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