Ruby Short

Ruby Short

December 8, 1936 - August 19, 2022

Ruby Short, 85, of Corbin passed away Friday, August 19, 2022.  Born December 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Sturl and Grace Sumpter.

In addition to her father and mother, Ruby was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Heather Graham; four siblings: Floyd Sumpter, Lucy Sumpter, Dorothy McHargue, and Eugene Sumpter; two nephews: Buddy Howard and Robert Sumpter; niece, Joanna Howard; and three sons-in-law: Ed Johnson, Rob Couch, and Vernon Rains.

Ruby was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother; great-great grandmother; and sister.  A compassionate and caring Christian woman, she was a member of Loyall Church of God and the Upper Room Revival Center.   She also enjoyed shopping, especially at bins sales, followed by eating out.

Ruby leaves behind her devoted, loving family: her husband of 68 years, James B. Short; daughter, Jenny Johnson; daughter, Pat Couch; daughter, Debra Rains; son, James Short and wife Joy; daughter, Lois Short; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; and sister, Mary Saylor Farley.  She is also survived by several other relatives and numerous friends.

Ruby was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at the Upper Room Revival Center with Mark Gilbert officiating.  Burial will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens at Lily with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 1 P.M. Wednesday at the Upper Room Revival Center, located at 109 Fairview Street Corbin, KY 40701.


  • Joyce
    Posted at 18:51h, 22 August Reply

    To ruby short family you all are in my prayers I love you all may god bless you all love you all

  • Joan Skudmore
    Posted at 19:04h, 22 August Reply

    So sorry for your loss

  • Sandy (Howard) Dixon
    Posted at 22:07h, 22 August Reply

    Ruby was a wonderful Christian lady. She loved her Heavenly Father, family and husband JB more than anything. She was a wonderful Aunt to me growing up. If she knew we were coming to visit she would make me some fried potatoes with ketchup. She knew I didn’t like good healthy food but she knew that I loved her fried potatoes.
    I know heaven is rejoicing to see such a wonderful loving child of God to come home.
    I will never forget her, praying for my precious Uncle JB and family. I love all of you and know that God will get you thru this.

  • Bobbie Fritts
    Posted at 08:36h, 23 August Reply

    I am sorry for the loss of sweet Ruby. God bless you all. JB you all in our thoughts and prayers.Ruby will truly be missed.She has no more pain .and She is with her heavenly Father

  • Tammy Haywood
    Posted at 10:32h, 23 August Reply

    She was a fine lady, kind heart and soul. My prayers and condolences to the family.

  • Mae Simpaon
    Posted at 21:21h, 23 August Reply

    This breaks my heart for the family ! Miss Ruby was a very special lady and child of god that loved everybody with her whole heart! Their will definitely be a void in the hearts that loved her! I love you all and am praying for you!

  • Katherine McLean
    Posted at 12:54h, 24 August Reply

    You are in my thoughts and prayers Uncle JB, Jenny, Pat, Debbie, Lois, and James! Aunt Ruby was such a loving aunt to us growing up! I will remember her always in my heart!
    My prayers goes out to all that had the blessings of knowing her.!
    Love and hugs to all my dear cousins and Uncle JB in this difficult time!

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