Ruby M. Deaton, 96

Ruby M. Deaton, 96, of Westport, passed away at 7:39 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the Columbus Transitional Care of Columbus. She was born on June 1, 1924 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the daughter of Stanton and Elizabeth (Pearman) Ross. She was a lifelong resident of Decatur County and retired from Reliance Electric/Reeves in 1982. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and sewing dolls that she gave to children in the hospital. Ruby married Virgil L. “Blue” Deaton on June 28, 1952 in Columbus, Indiana. He preceded her in death on December 20, 2004. She is survived by her daughters, Carla Shera of Deputy, Danita Watts of Columbus and Doris Dykes of Greensburg; her sister, Kathryn Sweet of Shelbyville; her grandchildren, Troy Spires and Jatan Spires of Greensburg, Lee Watts of Columbus, Adria Deaton of Greenwood; her great grandchildren, Stormie Raye of Greensburg, Maeva Watts of Columbus, Wesley and Alexis Deaton of Greenwood. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her stepson, Anthony Deaton; her brothers, Gordon and Joe Ross; her sisters, Genevieve Plummer and Thelma Ross. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home with Rev. Connie Barr officiating. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. We ask visitors to follow social distancing guidelines once inside the funeral home and masks are recommended. Memorial contributions may be made to Westport Volunteer Fire Department or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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