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Ruby Irene Hale

May 3, 1931 June 29, 2018
Ruby Irene Hale
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Obituary for Ruby Irene Hale

Ruby Irene Hale, 87, of Litchfield, IL, and previously of Old Broughton Road, Eldorado, died Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:12 PM at the Heritage Health Skilled Care Center on Litchfield.

Mrs. Hale was born in harrisburg, IL on May 3, 1931 to the late Rev. T.J. Whitby and Melvina Whitby.

Ruby was a very active member of Star General Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Women's Missions Society, she sang in the Golden Star's Senior Choir, and she taught Bible School and Children's Sunday School. Mrs. Hale was a member of Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Mrs. Hale worked many years as a retail clerk at the Ben Franklin Store in Eldorado and she was a member of the Retail Clerk's Union Local 1000.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. William V. Hale currently of Litchfield and previously of Eldorado; one daughter Vickie L. Williams of Litchfield; two granddaughters, Nicole L. (Lucas) Rice of Sioux City, IA and Kacy L Williams of Evansville, IN and two grandsons: Theodore (Teddy) Rice and Gideon Rice of Sioux City, IA. She is also survived by two step sisters, Mrs. Carolyn (Pete) Medlin of Lone Oak, KY and Mrs. Shirley (Frank) Medlin of Joliet, IL. She was preceded in death by four brothers: Elmer Whitby of Paducah, KY, Clarance Whitby, George Whitby and H.T. Whitby all of Texas and one sister, Onedie (Cliff) Davis also of Texas.

Visitation and funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until service time of 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Equality. Mrs. Hale's nephew, Rev. Scott Luckett will officiate.

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