Ruby Mae (Boley) Green


(Dec. 26, 1925 - Aug. 24, 2011)

Ruby Mae (Boley) Green died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Powell Valley Care Center. She was 85.

Ruby was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Denver, Ark., to James Harvey and Velma Boley.

She received her high school diploma. Ruby married Virgil Roy Green on Sept. 1, 1943 in Hutchinson, Kan. The couple lived in Sylvia and Ulysses, Kan., and Powell.

Ruby attended the Union Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Willwood Women’s Club, the Shoshone Rock Club and Powell Valley Riding Club.

Her hobbies included rock-hunting, fishing, woodworking, knitting and quilting.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; her parents, James and Velma Boley; brothers Virgil, Hurshel and Wilbur Boley.

She is survived by her sons, Virgil (Nancy) Green Jr. and Jason (Sheila) Green; daughters Janis (Hal) Ring and Joyce (Cliff) Johnston; brother Chuck (Jenny) Boley; sisters Rachal Conklin and Pat (Irvin) Matsalla; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 29 at the Union Presbyterian Church in Powell with Rev. Holly Hines officiating. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Memorials in Ruby’s name may be made to the City of Powell, Memorial Tree Account for Ruby Green.

Thompson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at