Ruby Maxine (Ellsaesser) Powell

SUBLETTE - Ruby Maxine (Ellsaesser) Powell, age 93, died at Satanta District Hospital on Dec. 8, 2020. She was born on Feb. 2, 1927 to Mable Electa (Birney) and Raymond Wesley Ellsaesser in Garden City, KS. Ruby grew up on the family farm a few miles northwest of Sublette, KS. She was united in marriage with Raeburn Powell on Sept. 18, 1946 at the Sublette United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Powell, of Sublette, KS; two granddaughters; a grandson; three great-granddaughters; a great-grandson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raeburn; two sons, Wesley Powell, and Leslie Powell; and a sister, Leona Ellsaesser.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2020 at Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory of Sublette, KS. A private family funeral will be held at the Sublette United Methodist Church with interment at the Haskell County Cemetery. Mask are required during the visitation and service. Memorial contributions can be made payable to the Pride of Life, Inc., or the Sublette United Methodist Church in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877. Condolences may be left online at

Posted online on December 11, 2020