Ruby Kaufman

3 July, 19347 January, 2021

Ruby Kaufman, 86, passed away January 7, 2021. She was born July 3, 1934 in McKinney, Texas to Jessie and Sarah (Orioles) Hartline.

Ruby moved to Cartwright OK in 1936. She attended Colbert schools and Grayson County College. She waitressed for multiple cafes in Denison where she met Ed Kaufman. They were married April 17, 1954. She then lived her life as a wife and a work at home mother until the late 1960s, when she went to work for Denison Independent School District as a cook for 12 years and kept records for the family business. After the passing of Ed, she babysat and sat with the elderly.

She is a long time member of Gospel Light House Church in Colbert, Oklahoma where she acquired a very loving church family including Brother and Sister Beal.

Ruby was proceeded in death by her parents, Jessie and Sarah Hartline, and her sisters and brother; Helen (William) Buckner of Olten, TX; Valera (Elmer) Reynolds of Port Arthur, TX; Leona (Joe) Martin, Dorothy Nichols, and Charles Hartline all of Cartwright, OK.

She is survived by her children; Eddie Kaufman of Pottsboro, TX; Gerold (Karen) Kaufman of Denison, TX; and Sharon (Mark) Lambert of Durant, OK, grandchildren and great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 10am-1pm at Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W Woodard, Denison, Texas.

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Alisa Grigsby McKinley

10 January 2021

I will 💕 you always. You were a wonderful Grandmother. I will hold our memories dear to my heart. RIP

Bobby & Connie Bishop

9 January 2021

Sister Ruby was our Neighbor and sister in the lord Jesus Christ we visited and shared meals with her and attended church with her, She was a wonderful person and we love and will miss her very much. Rest in peace our beloved sister and friend. Our Condolences to the family, rest easy because she is with the Jesus where she wished to be. To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Karen Kaufman

8 January 2021

Best and sweetest Mother-in-Law a person could ever have. Was like a second mother to me most of my life. Was always there for all of us through good and bad times. Most loving MeMe to our kids and grandkids. She loved the kids and they all loved her so much. So many good memories. You will be missed. Rest In Peace sweet Ruby. I Love you.🙏