Ruby Odom
March 10, 1924  -  April 3, 2019

Ruby Odom

Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home
505 Old Austin Highway
Bastrop, TX  78602
Monday, April 8, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Graveside Service
Fairview Cemetery
Hwy 95
Bastrop, TX  78602
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Fairview Cemetery
Bastrop, TX  

Ruby Odom (95) of Bastrop, TX passed away on April 3, 2019. She was born on March 10, 1924 in Cistern, TX to parents Robert Carl Kelley and Grace Gosh.

Ruby was a kind and thoughtful woman who devoted her life to her family. She took great pride in taking care of her family and friends and was quick to help anyone in need. In her younger years Ruby enjoyed teaching Sunday school at the Baptist church. She was a great partner to her husband John and spent many years helping him run his home building business.

She leaves behind a legacy of five generations and will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her daughter Donna Cassel and husband Oscar Cassel, son Glenn Odom, grandchildren Lisa Tantaksinanukij and husband Wut, John Cassel and wife Jennifer, Dana Odom, Lori Hoskins and husband Shawn, her great grandchildren Erica Mattar and husband Elias, Easton Hoskins, Hudson Hoskins, James Cassel and Jake Cassel. She also leaves behind two great great grandchildren Sebastian Mattar and Lachlan Mattar as well her brother Floyd Kelley and his wife Patricia, nephews Allan Kelley, Mark Kelley and niece Linda Apostalo.

Ruby is preceded in death by her mother Grace Gosh Kelley, father Robert Carl Kelley, her first husband Emil Zapalac whom she lost in World War II and her husband of 57 years John Odom.

Visitation will be held on Monday April 8, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop, TX. A graveside Service will follow on Tuesday April 9,, 2019 at 10:00 at Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop, TX.


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  1. Gayle and Tim Foster
    Cedar Creek, TX

    Our deepest sympathy and God's Peace


    Sorrow is not forever, but love and memories are. May God's perfect peace surround your family at this time of loss and may the many happy memories sustain you.

  3. Vicki Behrend (Dyal)
    Austin, TX

    Donna Kay and Family. There is another angel in Heaven. I guess Nannie (Mrs. Roberts) and Ruby can finally visit again. We all loved Ruby and will always hold her dear in our hearts. I know she’s in a better place now.

  4. Patsy Pearson
    Victoria, TX

    Donna Kay, our deepest sympathies go out to you and all your family.

  5. Kay Langley

    Aunt Ruby was such a sweet lady. She was so very nice to us when were were children. We loved going to visit her and Uncle Johnny. Those memories will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Aunt Ruby. We Love You, The Langley family.

  6. Edward & Lucy Faz
    Bastrop, TX

    Donna you have our deepest sympathy. May she Rest In Peace.

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