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Ruby P. Taylor

April 26, 1929 ~ June 4, 2019 (age 90)

Funeral Services for Ruby P. Taylor, 90, of Davenport, will be 1p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport.  Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport.  The family will greet friends from Friday from noon until 1p.m. at the funeral home.  Ruby passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, surrounded by her family.

Ruby Pauline Walker was born April 26, 1929 in Seymour, Iowa, a daughter of William and Eva Irene (Patterson) Walker.  She married Alfred L. Taylor in 1947.  They later divorced.

Ruby worked in laundry from the time she was 18. She worked for Crook Brothers Laundry from the late ‘40s, Evan’s, Black Hawk Laundry, and finally Crescent Laundry from 1969 until 2009 when the first round of cancer took her strength but not spirit.  Ruby was 80 when she retired and still was running circles around much younger co-workers!

Memorials may be made to the family.

Survivors include her daughter, Catherine Hahn and in Ruby’s words a very special son-in-law, Steve Hahn, Sr. and Ruby’s son, Al Taylor, Jr. who was everything she could want in a son and more; grandchildren: Sunshine Lucas, Marcie Lucas, Mary Margaret Carlton, Ruby Pineda, Robyn Kennamer, and Billy Kennamer, Jr.; great-grandchildren: Kristofer Hashaway, Albert Coats III, Amora Lucas, Dotion, Alden, Keyron, and Duerone Combs, Jr., Alexis, Karla, Salude and Domenic Kennamer, William and Mary Beth Kennamer,  William III, Jeff Gorden and Damion Kennamer; great-great grandchildren: Kishawn Coats, Jeremiah Hashaway, and Robert Brooks; and a sister, Alta Joiner, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Bill Kennamer; sister and brother-in-law, Lula and Dale Roths; a special nephew, Larry Joiner, and very special friend, Kenny Batt.

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