Ruby Ellen Meschutt

Published 12:07 am Sunday, July 29, 2012

Aug. 27, 1930 – July 27, 2012

NATCHEZ — Graveside services for Ruby Ellen Meschutt, 81, of Natchez, who died Friday, July 27, 2012, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. today at Natchez City Cemetery with the Rev. Reed McCaleb officiating.

Burial will follow at Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Meschutt was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Natchez, the daughter of Gordon Kimble Meschutt and Ellen Rebekah Starnes Meschutt. She was a lifelong member of Washington United Methodist Church, where she served on the Board of Trustees, as a church treasurer, organized the church nursery and many other committees. She was a registered nurse and worked for Dr. Sidney Graves for 44 years. She was also a member of the local nurses association. Ms. Meschutt was also very involved with the Natchez Little Theatre. She was also an avid bird watcher and gardener.

She is preceded in death by her parents; niece, Sherry Barron; aunts, Dathal Saxon and Elizabeth Smith; uncle, William C. Starnes; and cousin, Louise Burns.

Survivors include two sisters, Barbara Sellers and Julia Gayle Gates, both of Baton Rouge; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Royce Gates, Randy Gates, Shawn Byars, Chris Stithem, Trevor Saxon and Jafon Saxon.

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