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190 S. Franklin Ave.
P.O. Box 391
Colby, KS 67701
Phone: (785) 462-2331
Fax: (785) 462-6242
Ruby Bixenman
In Memory of
Ruby Elizabeth
1928 -

Obituary for Ruby Elizabeth Bixenman

Ruby Elizabeth  Bixenman
Ruby Elizabeth Bixenman, 90, of Grainfield, died Saturday, September 29, 2018. She was born January 1, 1928, on her grandparents’ farm north of Grainfield, in Sheridan County, KS, to Jay G. and Iva (Denning) Moore. Ruby graduated from Grainfield High School in 1946. After graduation she attended Wichita Business School and came back to Oakley and worked as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell. On May 25, 1949 she married Fred Bixenman and to this union five children were born. They enjoyed 69 years together with many blessings. Ruby was a homemaker and helped on the family farm. She helped with harvest and always had fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy when the men arrived for supper. Ruby enjoyed baking and trying out new recipes. Her specialty was cinnamon rolls and always an orange chiffon cake at Easter. She enjoyed and treasured her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society and the Grinnell V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Merle (Laverna) Moore, Roy (Hazel) Moore, Nila Jean Weigel and infant sister Katherine Moore.

She is survived by her husband, Fred, of Grainfield; children, Linda (Jerry Gross, friend) Bixenman, of Hays, Kenny (Colleen) Bixenman, of Colby, Mary Jane (Greg) Goetz, of Grinnell, Ron (Nancy) Bixenman, of Grainfield and Daryl (Judy) Bixenman, of Grainfield; sisters, Ilene Zimmerman and Rosa Lea (Joe) Spresser; grandchildren, Erica (Denton Stein, friend) Schmidt, Jessica (Aaron) Dempewolf, Jared (Sally) Bixenman, Jaydon Bixenman, Julian Bixenman, Nathan (Kacie) Goetz, Darren (Tori) Goetz, Eric (Jacqui McCleneghen, fiancée) Goetz, Christina (Greg) Peterson, Christopher Bixenman, Luke Bixenman, Natalie Bixenman and Andrew (Tristan) Bixenman, Bailey Bixenman, Brooke Bixenman, Melissa Bixenman, Mason Bixenman and nine great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-7:00 pm on Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at St, Paul’s Catholic Church, Angelus, KS with Vigil service at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am on Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at St Paul’s Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to Logan County Manor, St Ann’s Altar Society or Grinnell V.F.W. Auxiliary in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 204, Oakley KS 67748. For condolences or information visit
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