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Ruby Mckinney-Stevens

September 5, 1935 — August 7, 2021

The world lost a beloved mother, Ruby Louise McKinney-Stevens, 85, of Boonsboro, Maryland Saturday, August 7, 2021. Ruby passed at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Maryland. She was the loving wife of Billy Richard Stevens.

Born on September 5, 1935, in Williamsport, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Chester C. and Beulah V. (Wright) Keyton.

A graduate of Boonsboro High, Class of ‘53, Ruby was a dedicated military wife stationed both stateside and internationally and lived in Germany for several years. Her Christian faith was unwavering and shined throughout her life. She was very involved with her churches and a founding member of the Hagerstown Church of Christ. Ruby had a passion for adventure and loved to travel. One of her most memorable trips was to the Holy Lands. Ruby was an accomplished seamstress, loved to read and spent time gardening. Ruby had a successful career taking care of her home and raising her family. Ruby touched the lives of so many with her kind words and thoughtful ways. She had a smile that would light up the darkest room and will be remembered with much love and great affection.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Robert McKinney and wife Jocelyn, Marcy McKinney and Teresa Kodish and husband Ron; one stepson, Rick Stevens and wife Velessa and on stepdaughter Susan Stevens, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Denver Denton McKinney, siblings Kit Grove,Eileene Best, William Leroy Keyton, Hunter Lee Keyton, Dorothy K. Anderson, Edward Keyton, Russell Keyton, Lawrence Keyton and Lester Stanley Keyton.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 13, 2021, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro, Maryland.

A memorial service will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home. Pastor Mike Carey will officiate.

Interment will be at Boonsboro Cemetery in Boonsboro, Maryland.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Ruby McKinney-Stevens.

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