Ruby Meeks, 95, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 in the Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, after a long illness. She was born April 14, 1918 in Leburn, Kentucky and had been a Lorain County resident since the 1940′s.
Ruby enjoyed church, church activities, bowling and was a hostess at Pheasant Run, Elyria Country Club and the Attic (Higbees). She was an accomplished cook and owned Dulley’s restaurant in Oberlin and Dulley’s in Grafton. She had worked at Milford Rivet early in her adult life. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and late husband, Elden “Sonny” Meeks.
She is survived by her son, William “Bill” Wiley of Elyria; and her sister, Emma Lee Maggard Smith. Survivors also include grandchildren, Eric Wiley, Kenneth Bergenstein, Kathy Bergenstein, Bashshar Wiley; and great grandchildren, Kevin Bergenstein, Kelly Bergenstein, Hanna Wiley, Leslie Alexander III, Lillian Bergenstein; and by her great great granddaughter, Eva Bergenstein.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur B. Wiley, Kenneth Dulley, and Elden “Sonny” Meeks; parents, Erbie and Maude Terry Maggard; daughter, Donna Mae Wiley Bergenstein; three sisters; and two brothers.