Florence's Mrs. Ruby dies at 89

Mrs. Ruby and her family back in her early years. Photo courtesy of the family

Ruby Kemmerlin, 89, passed away at a health care facility in Florence Tuesday night, according to Florence County Coroner Keith Von Lutcken.

She was born in Florence County, and was affectionately called "Mrs. Ruby" by many locals.

She was well known because of property she owned at the intersection of South Cashua Drive and Second Loop Road in Florence.

It was known as "Ruby's Corner."

You would often see her chickens, turkeys, and goats crossing the street -sometimes blocking traffic.

Mrs. Ruby leased about an acre in 1999 to make way for a CVS Pharmacy.

She's survived by her two children,eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in the chapel of Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Florence Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family released this statement: "The family is in the process of making the arrangements for Mrs. Ruby's grand exit from this life. We should all expect to see a pink cadillac shooting through the sky."