Ruby Rae Renner Bryan

December 24, 1919July 7, 2011

Ruby Rae (Renner) Bryan, 91 of New Bloomfield, passed away Thursday July 7, 2011 at Oak Tree Villas in Jefferson City to rejoin the love of her life, Martin.

She was born December 24, 1919 in Fulton the daughter of Frank H. Renner and Cornelia (Miller) Renner.

She married F. Martin Bryan on October 31, 1941. He preceded her in death in April of 2011. They enjoyed 69 plus wonderful years together.

Ruby graduated from Fulton High School in 1938. Her freshman year she helped organize the “Lucky 13” club and in her Junior year, 1937, she was chosen Miss Callaway County.

Ruby was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was well known for her immaculate house keeping and her wonderful cooking, (especially her fried pies) and enjoyed ballroom dancing.

Ruby was always volunteering to help in classrooms and on field trips for her children and even for two of her grandchildren when they were in school.

Ruby was a member of the Providence Baptist Church, the New Bloomfield Lions Club, and the New Bloomfield Area Historical Society.

Ruby will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her three children, Dr. J. Kent Bryan and wife Tolly of Melbourne, Fl., M. Renner Bryan and wife Becky of Liberty, Susan Craighead of Holts Summit, six grandchildren, Bobbi Baysinger and husband David of Fulton, Brett Craighead and wife LeAnn of New Bloomfield, Jerry Bryan of South Carolina, James Bryan and wife Kari of Vancouver, British Columbia, Jason Bryan and wife Katrina of St. Louis and Kyla Leiboult and husband Matthew of Independence; 11 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; one brother, Glenn Renner and wife Ona of Springfield; one sister-in-law, Helen Alu of St. Louis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Her family wants to thank the nurses, aides, and staff at Oak Tree Villas and Capital Region Medical Center for the wonderful and loving care she received. We are so grateful for your care, love and compassion.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 12, at the Debo Funeral Home in Holts Summit with Reverend Jim Shaver officiating. Burial will follow in Callaway Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 11, from 5-7 p. m. at the funeral home in Holts Summit.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Providence Baptist Church, or the New Bloomfield Area Historical Society c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St., PO Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251.


  • Visitation Monday, July 11, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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July 12, 2011

Kent,Sue,Renner and family,
Aunt Ruby and Uncle Martin were married when I was 4 years old. I can't think of family without them as a vital part of it. We were not only family - but neighbors when I was growing up. I will miss them on my visits back to Callaway. We always stopped by for stories and laughs.
Aunt Ruby was such an amazing cook. At Christmas I always treat my family to "Aunt Ruby's (whipped cream) salad".
They are gone - but the memories will remain - until time and times are done.
Jo Ann(Bryan)Davis Schultz

Debbie Coots

July 11, 2011

To the family of Martin and Ruby: You have my sincere sympathy on your losses. They were a beautiful couple here on Earth and are now together again in Heaven!

Shelly & Brian Buchheit

July 11, 2011

Sue, Bobbi and Brett ~
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Butch & Ronda Stegmann

July 11, 2011

Sue, Brett and all,
My deepest sympathies are extended to you and the family during this difficult time. You are certainly having a tough year for loss. Mrs. Bryan was always so good to step up and help with "room mothering" when we very young. She had the most wonderful SMILE and the sweetest spirit.
God bless you and keep you through this time.

Sandra Haymart

July 11, 2011

Ruby was always so pleasant & had such a sweet smile. I have good memories of Ruby & Martin. They were both wonderful people.

Bob & Kaye Hartman

July 10, 2011

Brett, LeAnn, & girls, we are so sorry to hear about Ruby. You have great memories to treasure. Our love is with you.

Marita & Donnie Custard

July 10, 2011

Sorry to hear about Ruby. I always enjoyed her smile when she was out shopping with Sue and we bumped into each other.

Rob and Jo Ann Boyd

July 10, 2011

We will truly miss Ruby as she was a wonderful friend and person.