Ruby Tanner


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2013, 9:40 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Ruby Rosalie Tanner, 93, of Geneseo, formerly of Hillsdale, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Hammond-Henry Long Term Care, Geneseo.
Services will be private. Burial will be at Bethesda Cemetery, Hillsdale. Memorials may be made to Hammond-Henry Long Term Care, c/o Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, P.O. Box 119, Port Byron, IL 61275.
Ruby was born on Dec. 23, 1919, in Hillsdale, the daughter of Felix and Phoebe Hicks. She married Charles Tanner on May 3, 1941, in Prophetstown.
Charles and Ruby owned Tanners Grocery Store, where Ruby worked until they retired in 1972. She then worked part-time at Tate's Locker and Processing in Hillsdale, Four Seasons in Geneseo and volunteered at Hammond-Henry Hospital. Following retirement, she and Chuck traveled extensively. She also enjoyed her time spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ruby is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Barbara (Edward) Simpson, Port Byron, Sandra (Jerry) Tate, Geneseo; four granddaughters, Susan (Trent) Lorfeld, Cordova, Sandra Andrews, Davenport, Emily (Jeff) Snyder, Geneseo, Sarah (Kevin) Neff, Geneseo; great-grandchildren, Chase and Clark Whitsell and Allie Lorfeld, Cordova, Spencer Andrews, Iowa City, Iowa, Sawyer Andrews, Davenport, Tate and Bode Neff, Geneseo; stepgreat-grandchilden, Nick, Luke and Emily Snyder, Geneseo, Drew Snyder, Iowa City; and a brother, Arthur Hicks, Cordova. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ben Hicks; sisters, Alice Brown and Margaret Pettit.
Share a memory at www.gibsonbodefh.com.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hammond-Henry Long Term Care for their excellent love and care.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








(More History)