Ruby Marie Chapman, age 95, of Olney, Illinois, formerly of Willow Hill, Illinois, passed away at 1:35 PM – Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM – Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM – Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Ruby, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Ruby will be deeply missed by many friends and family. She always had a smile for everyone and lived life to the fullest. She kept very active by attending the activities of her grandchildren.
Ruby was born on June 5, 1921, the daughter of Orval and Florence (Cooper) Cox. She married Gerald Chapman, on November 10, 1940 and he preceded her in death on July 8, 1988.
Ruby is survived by: Children – Richard (Ellen) Chapman of Siesta Key, Florida and Janet (Rod) Prosser of Olney, Illinois. Grandchildren – Curtis (Christy) Chapman, Christopher (Robin) Chapman, Casey Chapman, Janilyn (Rodney) Travis, Philip (Amanda) Johnson, Erin (Joe) Andre, Alan (Beth) Prosser and Lisa Tomblinson. Great Grandchildren – Connor and Chase Travis, Ashley (Clayton) Wilson, Preston and Payton Smith, Pete and Will Andre, Jaycee Johnson, Mariah Williams, Addison Prosser, Makenzi Tomblinson. Great Great Grandchildren – Emma and Haley Wilson, Payton and Mason Williams.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Gary, 3 brothers Claude, Raymond and Clyde Cox and a sister Beulah Inboden.