Ruby Jo Blackstone

Funeral service for Ruby Jo Blackstone, 94, of Altus, will be on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. with Hospice Chaplain Erin Martinez officiating. Burial will be at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell Tims Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blackstone passed away on Dec. 9, 2015 at a local hospital.

Ruby Jo Blackstone was born to Roy and Irene Pearl (Allison) Richardson in Eldorado on Jan. 16, 1921. Roy and Irene had three beautiful daughters, Roma D, Ruby Jo and Bobbie Jean. She graduated from Altus High School in 1938 and soon after met the love of her life Ferris Emory (F.E.) Blackstone (Blackie to his friends and family and business associates) and they had a wonderful life together as farmers and ranchers. Ruby Jo was an accomplished cook, golfer, hunter and loved to fish with Blackie. After Blackie’s death, she proved that she was a shrewd business woman, and was well respected in her local farming community. Ruby Jo’s sense of humor and her loving spirit endeared her to many she came to know over the years and she will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and a sister, Roma.

Survivors include her sister, Bobbie Jean Futrell; niece, Barbee Jo Futrell-Riehl and husband Daniel J. Riehl; a nephew, Tommy Blackstone; and niece, Susan; her grandniece, Shelbee D. Riehl, who all reside in Colorado; and many other relatives and friends.

For those not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 9:58 a.m. Tuesday. Go to and click on obituaries. Then click on Ruby Jo Blackstone. There will be a large area inviting you to join the web-cast.

Online tributes may be made to the family at
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