Ruby Elaine (Gooding) StottsFebruary 18, 1927 ~ April 1, 2017 (age 90)
Ruby Elaine (Gooding) Stotts, 90, of Wichita Kansas; formerly of Newton died on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Wichita. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, April 7, at the funeral home. Memorials in Elaine’s name may be left at the funeral home.
Elaine, the daughter of Oby and Velma (Reavis) Gooding, was born on February 18, 1927 in Newton. She grew up in Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1945. Later that year on August 8, Ruby was united in marriage with Gerald A. “Cotton” Stotts in Newton. Elaine and Cotton owned Stott’s West End Grocery in Newton, prior to her working at Jasper County Savings Bank as a bank officer and consumer loan officer. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Elaine loved her family and her dogs, Trixie, Stormy, and Gizmo. The last couple of years, Elaine had lived with her daughter, Pam in Wichita.
Elaine is survived by her daughters, Deb L. (Jerry) Ferrone of Newton and Pam (Lonnie) Piper of Wichita, Kansas; five grandchildren, Gina (David) Kenagy of Lakeville, Minnesota, Toni Ferrone (Jeff Warner) of Gardner, Kansas, Callie (Taylor) Piper-Smith of Wichita, Jennifer (Michael) Harris of Wichita, and Brock Piper of Wichita; six great-grandchildren, Kaynen, Berkley, and Stallone Warner, Lawson and Lucca Kenagy, and Piper Harris; and her many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald “Cotton” Stotts in 1983; two brothers, Jim and Clark Gooding; and a sister, Margaret Louise McMahon.