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Ruby Lou (Moses) Haffer

February 19, 1948 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

Ruby Lou Haffer, nee Moses, of Steelville, MO was born on Thursday, February 19, 1948 in Prairie Du Rocher, IL to Clarence Newton Moses and Eva "Louise" Moses (nee Blair).  She passed away at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, MO on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the age of 74 years, 1 month and 26 days.

Ruby went to Valley High School in Caledonia, MO.  She married the love of her life, Allen “Dale” Haffer on June 4, 1965 in Berryman, MO and to this union three children were born.  After they were married, they lived in O’Fallon, MO and St. Peters, MO before returning to Steelville, MO in 1991.  She worked at hospitals and nursing homes for many years, but her main job was being a homemaker where she enjoyed taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was a “Jill of all trades.” She enjoyed to landscape, work in her flower beds and to garden. She loved to write poetry, paint, sing and listen to country music.  She was quite the seamstress and could sew or quilt anything. Ruby loved to cook and entertain. She was the glue to her family, made sure everyone got together and that no one left hungry.  She enjoyed genealogy and family research.  Ruby had a heart of gold and was a natural caregiver. She believed in giving others 2nd and 3rd chances, never spoke badly of anyone and was quick to remind others that no one knows other people’s story.  Ruby enjoyed being at home, feeding the birds and scaring squirrels off with her cowbell.    Most of all, Ruby loved her family and they were what was the most important to her.  She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Louise Moses; parents-in-law Claude and Marple Haffer; siblings George Moses, Cleatis Moses, Hadley Moses, Phyllis Justus and Carl Moses; brothers-in-law Albert “Don” Mitchell, Lanny "Gilbert" Haffer, Norville Haffer and Merlin Haffer; sisters-in-law Pauline Moses, Paula "Darlene" Brewer, Cleta Haffer and Ruth Haffer; many beloved nieces and nephews.

Ruby is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Allen “Dale” Haffer of Steelville, MO; children Rodney (Tracy) Haffer of Troy, IL, Randy Haffer (fiancée Angela Revelle) of Wright City, MO and Tonya (Clark) Richardson of Steelville, MO; grandchildren Amanda (Carlos) Ramirez of Honduras, David McGwire Haffer of Granite City, IL, Lauren Haffer of Troy, IL, Bret Haffer and Blake Haffer both of Wentzville, MO, Cayman Cottrell (fiancé Jack Carr) of Boroughbridge, England, Cale Cottrell and Warner Cottrell both of Steelville, MO; step grandchildren Brooke Richardson of Dallas, TX, Brennan Richardson of Springfield, MO, Jacob McGee, Ryan McGhee and Michael McGhee all of Wentzville, MO; great grandchildren Alejandra “Angie” Ramirez, Adrian Ramirez, Michael McGhee, Elodie McGhee and Rayla McGhee; siblings Harold Moses of Belleville, IL, Ima “Jean” (Jack) Barnhart of Rupert, ID, Naomi Mitchell of Beaufort, MO, Auzzie (Nina) Moses of Steelville, MO, Cheryl (Steve) Taggart of Anderson, IN and Kenny (Kay) Moses of Viburnum, MO; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Charles “Sonny” (Bonnie) Haffer of Steelville, MO, Walter Haffer of Cuba, MO, Claude “Phillip” (Ruby) Haffer of Cuba, MO, Keith Brewer of Collinsville, IL, Mae Moses of Collinsville, IL and Linda Moses of Desloge, MO; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation was from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.  Funeral Service  immediately followed at 12:00 PM with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.  The service was live-streamed on Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, MO's Facebook Page.  Burial was at Haffer Cemetery, Steelville, MO.  Memorials were suggested  to Haffer Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
April 18, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hutson Funeral Home (Steelville)
601 West Main Street
Steelville, MO 65565

Funeral Service
Monday
April 18, 2022

12:00 PM
Hutson Funeral Home (Steelville)
601 West Main Street
Steelville, MO 65565

Burial
Monday
April 18, 2022

Haffer Cemetery
1/2 mile down Eagle Hurst Rd, turn right at Eagle Hurst Cemetery sign
Steelville, MO 65565

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