Thursday, December 18, 2014



Ruby-Ann Rose Milliken, 16, Waverly, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.

A funeral mass is planned for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Waverly High School Gymnasium, Waverly, Kan. A rosary is to be said at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at the gymnasium, followed by a 7 p.m. family and friends visitation. Interment is set for St. Boniface Cemetery, Scipio, Kan.

Ruby-Ann was born Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, in Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of Steve and Karen Milliken.

She made her home in Waverly, Kan., and was a sophomore at Waverly High School.

Ruby-Ann was involved in many clubs and organizations, including Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, SAFE Committee (Seat belts Are For Everyone), co-captain of the sub-state championship team in volleyball, also participating in basketball and track, Scholars Bowl, homecoming attendant, lifetime NRA member, and a member of the Waverly Social Club 2nd Generation. She was on the high honor roll and received a Presidential Honor Certificate and was a Community Service Award recipient.

She was a part-time employee of Milliken Enterprises, Inc.

She was a future Kansas University Jayhawk, and the proud owner of “The Egg Corpa.”

She was an avid member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was recently confirmed.

Ruby-Ann lived a life of faith every day, was a member of the Carmelite Star and was scheduled to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference. 

Survivors include her parents; sister, Jordan Duling and husband, Shane, Pittsburg, Kan.; maternal grandmother, Judy Wall, Princeton, Kan.; paternal grandparents, Larry and Sandy Milliken, Williamsburg, Kan.; paternal great-grandmother, Reta Milliken, Williamsburg; paternal great-grandfather, Cloyce Thornbrugh, Ottawa; uncle, Keith Milliken, and aunt, Jenny, Williamsburg; uncle, Kurt Wall, Princeton; and cousins, Aly and Riley Milliken, Williamsburg.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Jim Wall; maternal great-grandmother, Jeraldene Wall; maternal great-grandmother, Anna Marie Gretencord; paternal great-grandfather, Orlin Milliken; paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Mae Milliken; and paternal great-grandmother, June Thornbrugh. 

She was a loving daughter, sister and friend whose ultimate gift was of herself through tissue and organ donations. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Waverly High School through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

An online guest book is available at

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