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Ruby C. Gilliam

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Ruby C. Gilliam

Ruby C. Gilliam, 91, of Minerva, Carroll County taught school in Kentucky for four years and joined the WAVES during World War II, after learning her husband had been killed in action in Belgium. She has since lived a life of service to the greater community. She was a leader with Girl Scouts and a Den Mother for Boy Scouts. Ruby was also a member of the Parent Teacher Organization until her children graduated. She is a member of WAVES, where she was President and Vice President of North Coast Unit 21 and regional representative to the national organization. Ruby has been a member of American Legion Post 357 for 30 years and VFW Post 4120 for 20 years. She was a member of a funeral honor guard until 2013, and continues to serve at indoor funerals. Community activities include serving as mentor to mentally disabled people at St. John’s Villa, where she arranged luncheons with elected officials to promote opportunities for residents. Ruby also served as Director of the Carroll County Board of Elections for several years and was a poll worker for decades.