Ruby Eshelman

July 21, 1918 ~ November 17, 2018

Ruby Thelma (Stewart) Eshelman, 100 years of age, of Caldwell, Kansas passed away November 17, 2018 at Sumner County Hospital District #1.  Ruby was born July 21, 1918 on a farm north of Renfrow, Oklahoma to Sam and Ina (Williams) Stewart.  She graduated from Caldwell High School in 1935.

 She married Earl Eshelman December 11, 1937. They celebrated 73 years of marriage. 

Ruby was a homemaker busy raising four boys and one girl, helping Earl on the farm, a 4-H leader, member of Eureka Star EHU, Spring Creek Cemetery Club and a member of the Caldwell Church of God.

After Earl and Ruby retired, they liked to travel, and Ruby found she really liked to fly thanks to her sister Opal and her husband Vernon.

Ruby is survived by her sons David of Harper, Kansas, Gary of Stillwater, Oklahoma and daughter Brenda Volavka of Caldwell, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Mitzi Eshelman; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons Robert and Rick and a son-in-law Rick Volavka; daughter-in-law, Jan Eshelman; sisters, Pearl Fitch, Opal Price and brother, Carl Stewart.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in care of Schaeffer Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel.


So sorry to hear of Aunt Ruby's passing, she lived such a long and good life.  She was a sweetie, reminded me so much of Grandma Stewart.  She will be missed!