Ruby Withers Story, age 82, of Russell Springs

Ruby Withers Story, of Russell Springs, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at her home.  She was 82 years of age.

Born December 23, 1938, in the Dorena community of Russell County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Clayborn and Lila Foley Withers.  Ruby last worked at Osh Kosh in Columbia.  She and her husband, Bob, worked side by side for many years and ran several businesses together.  Ruby was a member of the Russell Springs First Baptist Church.  She loved people and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She was “Mammy” to many and loved by all.

Ruby is survived by her two daughters, Delila (and Mike) Selby and Stacy (and Greg) Coe, all of Russell Springs; two granddaughters, Danielle (and Ashley) White, of Russell Springs, and Brianne (and Daniel) Hadley, of Jamestown; and two great grandsons, Ben Hadley and Deacon White.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert E.“ Bob” Story; as well as several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Withers and Bro. Jeff Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Randy West, Jeremie West, Randall Blakey, Brian Withers, Eric Withers, and Nathan Withers will serve as Ruby’s pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.  Facial coverings are required.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation at

Ruby’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at