Ruth Stubbs


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Posted Online: Dec. 02, 2012, 8:32 pm
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Ruth M. Stubbs, 81, of Erie, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at East Moline Nursing and Rehab Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Erie. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Erie Food Pantry or Kings Kloset.
Ruth Marie was born July 12, 1931, in Atkinson, the daughter of Frank and Marie (Hulslander) Floming. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1949. Ruth was married to Arland C. Stubbs on Aug. 18, 1951, in Prophetstown. She was a school bus driver for the Erie School District for 29 years. She also worked part of that time at the Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown, all while raising her six children.
Ruth was an active member of St. Ambrose Church in Erie, where she enjoyed serving as an Eucharistic minister. She belonged to the Erie Senior Citizens Club and always was charity-minded. Some of her hobbies were fishing from their cabin on the river, gardening, traveling and watching sports – especially the Bulls and Cubs, and most of all, she always loved to visit with family and friends.
She is survived by her six children and spouses, Wilbur (Gloria) Stubbs, Erie, Vicki Hanske, Moline, Mary Beth (Ronald) Jinks, Deland, Robert Stubbs (Kristi Crisman), Cisco, Ronald Stubbs (Jeannine Taylor), Venice, Fla., and Richard (Wendy) Stubbs, Erie; brothers, Donald Floming, Erie, and Wilbur (Lois) Floming, Osco; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arland; grandchild, Cory Stubbs; son-in-law, Bill Hanske; and sister-in-law, Shirley Floming.
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