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Ruby Beeson-Medley

December 8, 1918 — October 25, 2021

Coffeyville, Kansas

Ruby Beeson-Medley

Ruby Lee Beeson-Medley at the of age 102 passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas with her family by her side.

Ruby was born on December 8, 1918, in Coffeyville, to William W. and Annie May (Joplin) Lowrance.  As a young girl, Ruby and her family moved to Lockesburg, Arkansas. She attended school there until the age of 14 when the family moved back to Coffeyville in 1932.  Ruby graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1937.

After high school she started working for the Kansas Employment Office until 1939, when she married a dashing young man, Martin V. Beeson on December 16, 1939.  The couple made their home in Coffeyville, and of that union two children were born, Linda and Bob.  Martin preceded her in death in 1982.

Ruby allowed herself to find love again and married Walter Medley on November 5, 1983, and they shared almost 15 years together before his passing in 1998.

Ruby was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Ruby’s children reminisce about wonderful memories of their mother caring for them only as a mother can. About the days of her volunteering at school, church youth group and spending quality time with them.  Her grandchildren have priceless memories of Grandma making her famous Marbled Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing when they came to visit; or the Turkey Based Dressing she prepared for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.  They will never forget the beautiful “Old Fashioned Christmas” decorations that she had in her home; memories of those ornaments are more cherished than any newly adorned ornaments ever could.  Ruby was always very active well up into her late 90’s, she attended sporting events, performances, college graduations, and wedding of her grandchildren. She never forgot a birthday always making each grandchild and great grandchild feel loved.

Ruby’s legacy will continue with her children, Linda and her husband, Leland Fouts, Bob Beeson, and his wife Cathy; granddaughters, Jaime and, her husband David Kim, Mandy and, her husband Rob Neddo; great grandchildren, Cherish Wise, Shianne Fouts, Sierra Fouts, Savannah Fouts, twins Adalyn and Ethan Neddo and Aiden Kim.  In addition to her parents and husbands Ruby was preceded in death by her grandson, Police Lt. Robb Fouts Robb Fouts and his wife Holly Fouts M.D., granddaughter, Stacy Taylor; and brother, Clarance Lowrance, Frank Lowrance, Walter Lowrance, half-sister, Rosie Slaton, and stepson, Judge Richard Medley.

Funeral services are being moved from graveside to Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel on Friday, October 29, 2021, at 1pm with Rev. Howard Bredesen and Pastor Pam Peck officiating.  The family request everyone wear facial mask and social distance.  The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to Trinity United Methodist Church and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. To share a memory or leave an online condolence visit

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