West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Ruby Humphrey
Ruby Humphrey

Ruby Hazel Humphrey was born the daughter of John W. Cathey and Etta Ann (Young) Cathey on December 9, 1918, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life January 17, 2016, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, at the age of 97 years.

She was united in marriage to Fred Humphrey, who preceded her in death on May 30, 2012.

She is survived by one son, Jerry Humphrey and wife, Judy of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. She was blessed with two grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Joy Poulette and husband, Donald of Mammoth Spring and James Humphrey and wife, Novella of Melbourne, Arkansas; five great grandchildren, Casey Poulette and wife, Angel, Tyler Poulette and wife, Marissa, and Sammy Poulette, all of Mammoth Spring, and Jared Humphrey and Natalie Humphrey, both of Melbourne; one great-great grandson, Raylan Poulette. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Humphrey; her parents, John and Etta Ann Cathey; three brothers, Floyd, Ray, and Doyle Cathey, and one sister, Eunice (Cathey) Dills.

Ruby was a member of the Mammoth Spring VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Mammoth Spring Chapter 149 Order of the Eastern Star, and the First United Methodist Church of Mammoth Spring.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother; a loyal friend; and a good neighbor to all. She had a sweet word, a smile, and a fishing story for everyone she met. Ruby delighted in shopping for a good bargain, cooking for those she loved, drinking a good cup of coffee at Riverbend, and catching a mess of crappie. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Erman Croney and Ryan Spurlock officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Tuesday, January 19th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Humphrey’s memory to the First United Methodist Church in Mammoth Spring, and may be left at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.



  1. Mike & Martha Humphrey
    January 19, 2016 @ 9:25 am

    You will always be remembered. You live in our hearts, parish God for the life you have lived we have peace in knowing your safe in the arms of God. Love and Miss you Aunt Ruby.


  2. David and Gertrude Jett
    January 19, 2016 @ 2:49 pm

    So glad that we got the chance to meet and know this wonderful lady. She truly did live up the name we knew her as “Grandma Great”. Thank you James for bringing her into the Jett and Barton family when you joined us. She will be missed.


  3. Dennis & Diana Walsh
    January 19, 2016 @ 4:56 pm

    Ruby’s smile across Riverbend’s tables always made me think of my mom and dad. Now they can share good times together again. Ruby will be missed by many.


  4. Dean Williams
    January 20, 2016 @ 9:26 pm

    Jerry and all the family, so sorry, we are never ready for this. Wonderful to have known your mom. Sympathy and peace to all of you.


  5. Alisha Busch
    January 20, 2016 @ 10:25 pm

    I can’t believe to hear this. I just found out and am greatly saddened. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed by many.


  6. Randy Mink
    January 21, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

    To Jerry an family sorry to here of your Moms passing, would like to express my condolences an sympathy to you an your family, May God put his loving arms around you an comfort an lift you up thru these trying times , God love ya! See you soon good neighbor! Randy


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