WILLISVILLE, AR— Ruby Edith Waters Box, 88, formerly of Rockdale, died Aug. 5, 2013, in Asunción, Paraguay.

She was buried at United Methodist Church Cemetery in Willisville, Arkansas, on Dec. 7.

Mrs. Box was born Oct. 2, 1924, in her grandparents home to Henry Louis Waters and Dovie Morehead Waters.

She was raised in Waterloo, Arkansas, until the age of 6.

Mrs. Box moved with her family to Willisville, Arkansas, around 1930 and attended schools there. She also attended two years at Magnolia A&M (now Southern State University) and graduated from TSCW (now Texas Woman’s University) with a degree in foods and nutrition.

After working for Humble Oil (now Exxon Mobil) for a year, she married Rev. Donald Ray Box and moved to Normangee as a bride.

Mrs. Box endeavored to make each parsonage a comfortable and happy home.

She taught in the church school and was active in Methodist Women’s Work. After her children graduated from high school, Mrs. Box taught in the public schools of Canton, Anahuac and Rockdale.

After her husband retired, they lived in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England, where he served the membership of the Methodist church for two years.

They returned to Rockdale to live in the home they built in 1983.

Survivors are two sons, Paul Box and wife Monica, Stephen Box and wife Linda; and her grandchildren, Stephen Paul Douglas Box, Sarah Ashley Perri, Brian Preston, John Richard Henry Box and Christopher Rose. Obituaries are printed in The Rockdale Reporter as a free public service from information provided by the funeral home. More detailed obituaries may be printed for a fee; call 512-446- 5838 for more information.

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