Ruby F. Webb

Ruby (Fogleman) Webb passed away on June 9, 2019 in Kansas City, MO at the age of 102.  She was born on August 29, 1916 in Miller County, MO, the second of four daughters of William F. Fogleman and Arie (Bunker) Fogleman. Because her father was a highway contractor, she moved 12 times in 12 years, often changing schools. She attended high school in Fulton, MO, graduated from William Woods College in Fulton with an Associates Degree in Education, and from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Education.

She taught several years in Missouri public schools including those in Eugene, Valley Park, and Rolla. On May 22, 1942 she married William H. Webb in Kirkwood, MO. After his military service in World War II they lived in Rolla, Missouri, where Dr. Webb taught at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly known as Missouri School of Mines and then the University of Missouri – Rolla.

During the years in Rolla, Mrs. Webb was an active member in the First United Methodist Church of Rolla, The Coterie (a society of university faculty wives), the League of Women Voters and other organizations.

Following her husband’s retirement in 1977, they moved to Louisville, MS where they were active members of the community in addition to belonging to the Louisville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Webb was a member of the Altar Guild, contributed to the Louisville History project, and formed many fond friendships. After her husband’s death in 1989, she traveled the world with her sisters and friends.

In 2000, she moved to Kansas City, MO, later moving to the Kingswood Retirement Community in 2006. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Elizabeth Benton Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and a volunteer at both Shepherd’s Center and Kingswood.
At Kingswood she volunteered in the library, served on the welcoming committee, and joined the knitting group. Over the years she made hundreds of knitted caps for newborns in several area hosiptals.

One of her greatest joys was keeping in touch with her wide circle of friends and family through letters and phone calls.
The Webbs were the parents of four children who survive: William F. Webb (Judy) of Kansas City, MO, Ann Rea (Glen) of Bangor, ME, Mary Van Vlack (David) of Phoenix, AZ, and Linda Webb of Nashville, TN. Ruby Webb was the grandmother of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is survived by one sister, Pauline Meehan of Arlington, VA, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends in Missouri, Mississippi and around the United States.


A memorial service (aka Celebration of Life) led by the Rev. Kathleen Danforth will be held at 11:00 AM, June 22 at at the Kingswood Senior Living Community, 10000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO.

Funeral services will be led by Rev. Mike Childs at the Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS on June 29 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery in Noxapater, MS.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts to
• William H. Webb Endowed Scholarship Fund, Chemistry Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409
• Kingswood Foundation
• Or a charity of your choice

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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Wednesday, Jun. 12th 2019 | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Ruby F. Webb”

  1. Maggie Holley Says:

    Bill and Judy and the Webb Family,
    I wanted to send you all my prayers and hugs on Ruby’s death. I always enjoyed visiting with her, listening to her stories and sharing information from Central. She was a “sharp cookie” and always remembered the little details. I will miss her positive spirit and welcoming hugs. Love to you all.

  2. Jayne Boeck Says:

    I was part of the Care Team at Central United Methodist and loved visiting with Ruby. What a delightful and special lady. Please extend my sympathy to the family. Ruby will be deeply missed. God Bless.

  3. April Janssen Says:

    Bill and Judy,
    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Webb. She was always a delight when she came in to Dr Barrow’s office. I loved to talk with her and hear her stories. She will be missed by all who knew her!
    April Janssen

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