Ruby Lou Hardin, 84, of Orange, passed away June 4, at Beaumont Nursing and Rehab. A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 8, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Born in Orange, Feb. 25, 1931, she was the daughter of Frank Hardin and Rosa Guidry Hardin. Ruby graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1949. She graduated from Texas State College for Women with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1953 and graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Arts in 1961. She went on to be a teacher and coach for 30 years at Dallas ISD. Ruby enjoyed attending church and bible study class, reading and studying her bible. Her hobbies included boating and fishing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rosa Hardin; brothers, Whitty Hardin, Milford Hardin, Quincy Hardin and Marshall Hardin; sisters, Sis McGuire and Peggy Love.

She is survived by her brothers, Lamar “CoCo” Hardin, Harold Hardin and wife, Emily of Orange and Bobby Hardin of Hackberry, La; sisters, Delores Stephens of Orange and Jessie Sonnier of Mauriceville and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church in Orange at 8608 MLK Dr. Orange, TX 77630.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Beaumont Nursing and Rehab for their caring love and support.