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Ruby “Aileen” Sayre
Ruby "Aileen" Sayre went home to be with her Lord on March 9, 2018.
Aileen was born on October 23, 1924 to George William and Katie Irene (Sizemore) Skiles. She grew up in the Green Castle area and graduated high school from there in 1942.
On September 4, 1946, she was united in marriage to Paul J. Sayre after he returned from serving in WWII. To this union two sons were born--Bill and David.
Aileen enjoyed cleaning, whether in her home or out in her yard, she never failed in making it look better. She was determined to keep it up. No matter her age or ability to climb on stools and counters, to her, it was worth every bone she ever broke!
She was mainly a homemaker throughout her adulthood, and worked in the Green City School cafeteria for 20 years; she thoroughly loved that job! She would walk wherever she needed to go in town, and probably barefoot if she had the option. Not until 60 years of age, did she decide to get her own drivers license.
Aileen is survived by her two sons: Bill and Judy Sayre of Kirksville, MO and David and Debra Sayre of Chillicothe, MO. Four grandchildren: Charlee (Dan) Cross, Kalee Evans, Kelsee (Jason) Corrick, P.J. Sayre and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, George (Carolyn) Skiles of Florence, AZ, one sister-in-law, Jackie Sayre of Green City and several nieces and nephews. Aileen is also survived by a special friend, Joyce Spray, whose friendship was very dear to her.
Aileen was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, on August 11, 2006, one great granddaughter, Lillee Isabel Sayre-Kolega, her parents, 3 brothers: J.W., Harold, Carrol Skiles, 2 sisters: Pauline and Willene and a brother-in-law, Basil Sayre.
Growing up in Green Castle was very special to Aileen. She loved reminiscing on the telephone with her younger brother, George Junior, about their childhood there. Up until this past week, they spoke on the phone daily. She also loved family get-togethers, always anticipating the next Skiles Reunion. It was very difficult for her to accept her siblings being gone and not having her home filled with them and their families during the holidays.
Aileen's last years were spent attending family gatherings with her sons and grandchildren as much as she was able. She looked forward to attending church each Sunday, followed by joining her lady friends for a lunch outing or game of cards - always a highlight to her. Ruby Aileen accepted the Lord as her Savior in 1975. She was a member of the Green City First Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Aileen will be held 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City. Burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, east of Green City. A visitation is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday evening, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Northeast Missouri.