DATELINE: La Porte City, Iowa
Ruby Sides, 98, La Porte City, IA, died at La Porte City Specialty Care on Thursday, June 25, 2020. She was born November 19, 1921, in Kings Mountain, NC, daughter of Butler and Fannie Whisnant Dixon. Ruby married Warren Artman Sides on December 15, 1945, in Charlotte, NC. He died April 8, 1982. She had worked at Southern Bell, Angel's Cafe and Thompson's Jack & Jill. She was also a schoolteacher. Ruby was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, La Porte City; Rural Carriers Auxiliary; American Legion Auxiliary; Golf Club and the Shrine Widows.
She is survived by a son, Richard (Sally) Sides‚ La Porte City; daughter, Helen (Patrick) Merchant‚ Bedford‚ IN; 5 grandchildren, Scott (Leigh) Sides, Jeff (Janell) Sides, Janan (Mike) Timmer, Zachary (Ashley) Merchant, and Lincoln (Katy) Merchant; 12 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Nell (Bill) Jones.
Ruby is preceded in death by her husband; 3 brothers, Holland (Ruby) Dixon, Hubert (Lucille, Katy) Dixon, and Basil (Mary) Dixon; 4 sisters, Evelyn (Frank) Herndon, Irene (Tom) Johnston, Goldie (Charles) Owens, and Ethel (Bud) Elwood; and a grandson, Nicholas Merchant.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 2, 2020, Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Steve Taylor officiating.
LIMITED VISITATION: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home
MEMORIALS: St. Paul United Methodist Church, La Porte City, IA or Bethlehem Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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