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Ruby Lee Wilson, 77, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in her home.

She was born Dec. 21, 1944, in Hickman, Ky. to Fred Neeley and Ferrel Cravens.

On March 12, 1975, she was united in marriage to Richard Wayne Wilson and they shared 38 years together before his death on Oct. 6, 2013. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Agnes Gardner; a son, Johnny Gardner Jr.; a brother, Jesse Cravens, and a sister, Martha Ellis.

She was raised in Kentucky and Flint, Mich. Ruby was a devoted homemaker to her husband and family. In the 1970s she moved to Lebanon, and soon married Richard. She continued to be a homemaker and loving mother. In her spare time she liked crocheting and gardening. She loved her family dearly and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ruby had made her profession of faith in Christ and followed the Pentecostal religion through the years. She enjoyed singing and often did special selections in church along with her husband Richard.

She is survived by a daughter, Penny Sue Henderson of Lebanon; two granddaughters, Mary Alice Stowe of Lebanon, and Tammy L. Sufficool and her husband Tyler of Laquey; six great-grandchildren, Shailynn, Nyla, Rylan, Jillian, Liam, and Lavon; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

All services will be private under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. A memorial has been established and donations may be made through the funeral home. For more information or to visit the website go to