LOIS BERNADINE KRIBBS BLUE a resident of Mulberry Manor
Nursing Home, Stephenville, passed away August 9, 1987 in
Stephenville, TX with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort
She was the wife of James A. Blue, who passed away June 18,
1978. Both she and her husband had been career federal civil
service employees until their retirements. They had lived in
Odessa, Dallas, and Fort Worth during their careers, retiring
in Fort Worth.
Bernadine was born Oct. 5, 1910 in Bridgeport, IL. She
was the third of the seven children of Franklin Phillip &
Emma Cruse Kribbs. The family moved to Strawn, TX in 1922,
and then to Ranger, TX, in 1924. Bernadine graduated from
Ranger High School in 1928.
Bernadine was a member of the Order Of The Eastern Star,
Cockrell Hill Chapter #971; she was a past Worthy Matron
(1962-1963). She and her husband had no children of their
own, but they were active in foster parenting and as Aunt/
Uncle to seventeen nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband James A. Blue and
parents, Frank and Emma Kribbs, her sister Waldine Kribbs
and a brother, Franklin P. (Phil) Kribbs, Jr.
She is survived by two brothers and two sisters, three sisters-
in-law and a brother-in-law: Gene & Mildred Kribbs of Brecken-
ridge, Bill and Geraldine Kribbs McPheeters of Ranger, Yvonne
Kribbs Gallagher of Corpus Christi, Merle (Buster) and Sue
Kribbs of Dublin and Louise Newman Kribbs (wife of Phil) of
Breckenridge. She is also survived by six nieces, eleven
nephews, and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Children of Franklin Phillip Kribbs (1881-1971) and Sarah
Emmaline Cruse Kribbs (1884-1944): Waldine Kribbs,
Geraldine Kribbs McPheeters, Bernadine Kribbs Blue (RHS-1928),
Franklin Phillip (Phil) Kribbs Jr. (RHS-1938), Eugene (Gene)
Edd Kribbs (RHS-1936, Breckenridge HS-1938), Yvonne Kribbs
Gallagher (RHS-1939) and Merle Wilson "Buster" Kribbs (RHS-
1943). Also: Louise Newman Kribbs (RHS 1938), wife of Phil
Kribbs and Mildred Mitchell Kribbs (RHS-1937), wife of Gene