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Ruby Beasley
Ruby Beasley
Birth: 6 November 1910
Carter County, Oklahoma, USA
Death: 8 January 2021
Sulphur, Oklahoma, USA
Age: 110 years, 63 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Ruby Lee Beasley (née Renegar; formerly Butler; 6 November 1910 – 8 January 2021) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Beasley was born in North of Caddo Creek near Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA on 6 November 1910. Her parents were Charlie S. Renegar and Katie (née Bennett) Renegar. She grew up with her four sisters on the Renegars’ Bar S Ranch in Nebo, Oklahoma. She attended Nebo school until the 9th grade.

She married Frances E. Butler in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The couple had four children: Francis Powell (1928–2018), Earl Butler (1930–2015), Helen Binderim (1931–2010) and Hazel Okkonen.

She married George Beasley on 26 August 1946. Ruby and George lived in San Antonio, Texas where they owned a dairy farm with ninety-five head of cattle until 1979. The couple then retired to Sulphur, Oklahoma where Ruby lived until her death.

She celebrated her 110th birthday on 6 November 2020.

Beasley died in Sulphur, Oklahoma on 8 January 2021 from Covid-19 complications at the age of 110 years, 63 days. She was survived her youngest sister Charlene Crissey, her daughter Hazel Okkonen, her daughter-in-law Hannelore Butler, 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 39 great-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-great-grandson.