Ruby Onetta Eary, 85, died March 16, 2002, at Sidney.
Born Sept. 21, 1916, in Gid, she was the daughter of William and Dollie Coleman. She married Lloyd Olan Eary in Guion Oct. 1, 1934. She spent her working years as a homemaker, mother and wife. She was a member of New Home Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters -- Lovetta Hoffman of Freemont, Neb., and Pamela Dertinger of Horseshoe Bend; two sons -- Lavon Eary of Omaha, Neb., and Ronnie Eary of Batesville; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five sisters -- Ora Willard, Vernie Warnett, Verdie Lovelady, Myrtle Johnson, and an infant sister; four brothers -- Albert Coleman, Verlin Coleman, Floye Coleman and Lloyd Coleman; and a granddaughter, Joy Byes.
The funeral was March 19 at Roman and Billy Howard Memorial Chapel with Hoover Lewis officiating. Burial followed in Reeves Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dave Eary, Scott Eary, Mike Hoffman, Gerald Coleman, Leon Brooks and Lloyd Brooks.
Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Hoffman, Danny Eary, and Randy Eary.
Arrangements were under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home.