She was born October 24, 1937 in Red Oak, Iowa, to Otto Lee and Laurine (Stafford) Maxwell.
She married Gene Walls on December 25, 1955 at Bendavis, Missouri.
Ruby was a housewife. She also was a member of Gideons International Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Gene of Brighton, Illinois; a daughter, Ronda and Brad Targhetta of Brighton; a son, Dr. Rodney and Teresa Walls of Turbeville, South Carolina; her grandchildren, Mandy and Cory Darr, Wade Joiner, Jennifer Targhetta, Jamie Walls and Steven Walls; her great-grandchildren, Samantha Joiner, Gracie Joiner and Ellery Darr; a sister-in-law, Janell Maxwell of Apopka, Florida; and brother and sister-in-law, Donovan and Donna Maxwell of Des Moines, Iowa; and her mother-in-law, Wilma Walls of Cabool, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Maxwell.
Services were held Monday, January 19, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1422 Washington Street, Alton, Illinois, with Rev. Andre Dobson officiating. Burial was in Brighton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International or Calvary Baptist Church.