Ruby B. Barrows, 88, Leawood, formerly of Ness City and La Crosse, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

She was born March 29, 1926, in rural Ellsworth County to Ralph and Pearl Black. She was a 1944 graduate of Ness City High School.

She married Thomas M. Barrows in January 1944. He preceded her in death. In 1948, the family moved to La Crosse, where she lived until March 2012. She worked at Rush County News and then as clerk of USD 395, where she retired from in 1992.

She was an avid KU basketball fan.

Survivors include a son, Richard Barrows, Leawood; a granddaughter, Ann Walter and husband, Bryce, Leawood; and a son-in-law, Thomas Slattery, Hobe Sound, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Nancy Barrows Slattery.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Ness City Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Rush County Long Term Care.