She was born in Somerset, Kentucky on January 20, 1930; daughter of the late Catron and Alta Phillips Spears. She worked for Palm Beach for a number of years. She was a homemaker and a member of Nelson Valley Baptist Church. She loved gospel music, gardening, flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Jim & (Rhonda) Vaught of Science Hill; two daughters, Sherry & (Tony) Wilburn of Eubank, and Kim Sheehan of Science Hill; six grandchildren, Ben Wilburn & (Whitney), Amy Sheehan-Tannheimer & (Larry), Jamie Vaught Burton & (Jacob), Rachel Wilburn Nettle & (Randy), Aaron Sheehan, and Lindsey Vaught Bowling & (Mason); and five great-grandchildren, Ezra, Emma, and Silas Nettle, Maddie Wilburn, and Hamilton Tannheimer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Vaught; her parents; four brothers, Garvel Spears, George Spears, Howard Spears, and Raymond Spears; and one sister, Dee Crow.
A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Grant Hardwick officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation for Ruby May Spears Vaught will be after 11 AM Saturday at Pulaski Funeral Home until time for services.
In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Pulaski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.