Ruby Lenora Hinshaw

                                               ┌── James Oscar Hinshaw
                                               │    1878-1963 
                          ┌── Leo Hinshaw ─────┤
                          │    1901-1971       │
                          │                    └── Louisa Ellen Daniel
                          │                         1884-1965 
Ruby Lenora Hinshaw ──────┤
B: 1923                   │                    ┌── Oswald Schubert
D: 2008                   │                    │
                          └── Helma Schubert ──┤
                               1897-1991       │
                                               └── Auguste Weber
M: Franklin Arliegh Toler

M: Milton Alonzo McDuff

M: Walter Byron Guess

Ruby Lenora Hinshaw     [ID 10818] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 11 1923, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.1,2  

She married Franklin Arliegh Toler3 [Franklin Arla Toler4, Frank Toler5].  


Pamela Ann Toler, born Dec 13 1941, Nolan County, Texas; married Don Phiffer. 1,3,5
Franklin Arla Toler, Jr., born Jan 15 1944, Nolan County, Texas. 4

She then married Milton Alonzo McDuff.5,6  


Cherryl Jane McDuff, born Sep 4 1947; died Jan 3 2004; married Harry "Tex" Westerburg. 1,6

She then married Walter Byron Guess.1,5,7  


Byron Guess. 1

In 2004 Ruby was living in Abilene, Texas.7  

Ruby Lenora Hinshaw died Oct 12 2008, Abilene, Texas; age 85.1  

Ruby's obituary was published in the "Reporter-News" (Abilene, Texas) on Tuesday, October 14, 2008:1,8

Ruby Hinshaw Guess


Ruby Hinshaw Guess joined our Lord in Heaven on October 12, 2008 at the age of 85.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, October 15th with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 PM in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 HWY 277 South.  Private family burial will take place at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park in New Braunfels on Thursday.  

Ruby was born in Sweetwater on October 11, 1923 the daughter of Leo and Helma Hinshaw.  For many years she was a skilled beautician and has lived in Houston, LaVernia and Abilene respectively.  Ruby will be missed dearly.  

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Walter Byron Guess, her daughter and son-in-law, Cherryl Jane and Harry "Tex" Westerburg, and her grandson, Robert Doyle Phiffer.  

Survivors include three brothers, Hershel Hinshaw and his wife Pat of Abilene, Robert E. Hinshaw of Abilene, and Morris Hinshaw and his wife Eska of Sweetwater; one daughter, Pamela Phiffer and her husband Don of Midland; one son, Byron Guess of Houston; one granddaughter, Shay Minor of Abilene; four grandsons, Kenneth Westerburg of San Antonio, Derek, Devin, and Donny Phiffer all of Midland; six great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.  

Memorial donations are suggested to Texas Oncology of Abilene, 1957 Antilley RD, Abilene, Texas 79606.  

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(photo)Photo: Ruby Lenora Hinshaw 1


  1. Obituary of Ruby Hinshaw Guess; Abilene "Reporter-News", Oct 14 2008:
  2. 1930 census, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas; roll T626-2378, ED 3, page 4B, line #88, dwelling #74, family #88.
  3. Nolan County, Texas births, 1941; USGenWeb Archives:
  4. Nolan County, Texas births, 1944; USGenWeb Archives:
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from David Weber ().
  6. Nolan County, Texas births, 1947; USGenWeb Archives:
  7. Obituary of Cherryl Jane Westerburg, posted Jun 30 2004 by Michelle () to the Midland, Texas message board:

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