Ruby M. Blakeman, 98

Published 3:13 pm Thursday, November 5, 2020

Ruby M. Blakeman, 98, passed away on Mon, Nov 2, 2020.

Ruby was born on Nov 19, 1921 in Hancock County, KY to the late William Wade and Mary Ann (Lamar) Moore. Ruby wed Jim Blakeman on June 17, 1950, and together they celebrated 70 years of marriage.

She was a loyal and active member of Lafayette Church of the Nazarene for nearly 50 years. Ruby and her husband traveled extensively, living overseas in Japan for 7 years. Ruby was a devoted homemaker, enjoying cooking, sewing, flower arranging, gardening and canning. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Jim; 5 children, Linda (Phillip) Greene, Stephen (Audrey) Blakeman, David Blakeman, Paul (Jana Womack) Blakeman, and Janice Pinheiro; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Martine Holland.

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In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Claribel (Leroy) Bivins; her brother and sister-in-law Robert (Alta) Moore, and her brother-in-law, George Holland.

Visitation will begin at 11 am and last until service time at 12 pm on Fri, Nov 6th at Milward – Man O’War located at 1509 Trent Boulevard, Lexington, KY, 40515, with Rev. David W. Dorn and Rev. Jared K. Henry presiding over services.

Interment in Camp Nelson National Cemetery will follow at 2:30 p.m. Standard health & safety guidelines will be followed.

In honor of her legacy and in lieu of flowers, Ruby’s family would like memorial contributions directed to Lafayette Church of the Nazarene’s Thanksgiving Missions Offering, 420 Picadome Park, Lexington, KY 40503, or online via

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