Shelby  County  Indiana


Freeman  Family  Funeral  Homes
November 03, 1918 - September 17, 2012
Ruby Catherine Houston
          Ruby Catherine Houston, 93, of Shelbyville passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Heritage House Convalescent Center.  Born November 3, 1918, in Scott County, Indiana, she was the daughter of  Jesse Davis and  Gail (Sparks) Smith. She married  Paul Houston  on May 28, 1939, and he preceded her in death on October 29, 2000.
          Survivors include her daughter, Paula (Ron) Cooper of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Nate (Robin) Holdren,  Lynn (Richard) Fox,  Laurie (Donnie) Wilson  and  Patricia (Burke Sandman) Marsh;  great-grandchildren, Kelly (Kelly) Sizemore,  Alan Fox,  David (Melissa) Fox,  Michael Fox,  Gracie Wilson,  Paul Wilson,  Alex Marsh,  Houston Marsh  and  Andrew Holdren; great-great-grandchildren, Evelyn Sizemore and  Luke Fox.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Grace Young; and a great-great-grandson, Evan Fox.
          Mrs. Houston graduated from Franklin High School in 1936 and attended Business College in Indianapolis.  She retired as a bookkeeper from Todd Bennett, after 16 years of service in 1983.  Mrs. Houston was a member of Eastern Star in Shelbyville and Junior Coterie.  She enjoyed antiques, ceramics and needle work; and she loved to travel and spend time with her family.
          Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 at the funeral home, with Pastor Robb L. Barlow officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1150 17th Street, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036 or American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.  Memorial contributions may be made to Ray's Crossing Christian Union Church, P.O. Box 1115, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Maurice J. Houston, 93, Fairland died Sunday, April 4, 2010.
Born Aug. 27, 1916, Shelby County, to  Elmer J. and Maude (Walton) Houston.
Married  Margaret Fox; she preceded him in death.
Survivors include his niece,  Paula Cooper (husband, Ronald); brother-in-law, Charles Fox (wife, Joan); and sister-in-law, Ruby Houston.
Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul A. Houston; and half brother, Earl Walton.
Retired from Allison Division of General Motors in 1979.
U.S. Army veteran.
Member of Masonic Sugar Creek Lodge No. 279.
Masonic service Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine Chapel, 19 E. Main St., in New Palestine.
Burial:  New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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