The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

June 17, 2014

Ruby Williams

Ruby Williams, 102, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Aunt Ruby was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Bismarck, to Clarence and Stella (Potter) Huffman. She married Howard Williams on June 7, 1933, in Danville.

Surviving her is one brother, Glenn (Mildred) Huffman of Bismarck; two nieces, Rheta (Robert) Dart of Danville and Valerie (Paul) Osborn of Champaign; one niece-in-law, Cynthia Cunningham of Tilton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Opal; and a much-loved nephew, Doc Cunningham.

Aunt Ruby was employed for many years at the Musebeck Shoe Company until it closed after World War II. She was a past Matron of the Iris Chapter of the Eastern Star and a Grand Lecturer for 30 years. She was a past Grand Officer and Grand Representative of the State of Oregon for two years and a Grand Representative of Quebec for three years. She was a member of Farmers Chapel Church.

Aunt Ruby and Uncle Howard were married for 67 years. They had no children but always claimed Doc and Rheta as their own. Whenever we were in trouble, we would end up at Aunt Ruby’s. She loved to dance to the Beer Barrel Polka and had an acre garden until she was 90.

Aunt Ruby lived to almost 103. She saw everything from some of the first cars and planes, lived through the Great Depression and WWI and every war thereafter. She saw Americans land on the moon and traveled all over the world and the U.S. She will be greatly missed by her niece, Rheta, but on Father’s Day, June 15, 2014, her dad came and took her home.

A service to celebrate the life of Ruby will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will take place at Gundy Cemetery in Bismarck.

Please join Ruby’s family in sharing videos, photos and memories of her life through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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