Ruby Maxine Priola
12-18-1931 - 03-05-2020
Country: United States | State: Kansas | City: Overland Park

Ruby Maxine Pratt was born in Burlington, CO on December 18, 1931 and died on March 5, 2020 in Lenexa, KS.  She was the 4th child of Maynard Chesley Pratt and Katheryn May (Scotton) Pratt.  Ruby attended elementary and high school in Burlington, CO, and graduated high school in 1949.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado A&M College (now Colorado State University) in Fort Collins, CO in 1952 in mathematics, and a Master’s Degree in mathematics from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS in 1970.  She was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and was a member of the Math Honorary Society while at Colorado A&M College.  Ruby was married to Mike A Priola in 1952 in Ft. Collins, CO, and was divorced in 1967.  Ruby taught for 33 years grades 2-12 (teaching approximately 5000 students) in schools in Normandy, MO, Omaha, NE, and Shawnee Mission, KS from 1958 – 1991.  She was a member of the National Education Association and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Edgar Lee, Ellen May, and Orville Dale Pratt, and her niece Cindy Louise (Brown) Adams. She is survived by her uncle, Kenneth Pratt and her sister Lois Katheryn Havens. Surviving nieces and nephews are: Patricia Davis, Jim Conkey, Debby Dooley, Bette Baber, Jerry Baber, William David Brown, Rodney Pratt, Russell Pratt, and Mike Pratt plus numerous great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Arthritis Foundation or the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.  Memorial service will be held March 12th at 10:00 am at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel at 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210.

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