Ruby L. Ellis, 79, of Muscatine, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Kewanee Hospital.|
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Visitation is one hour prior at Fippinger's, where a memorial will be established. Burial is at Oquawka Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Keithsburg, to Earnest and Lena Boughton Hedger. She graduated from Aledo High School. She married Lesley Van Dolah. She married Larry Ellis in Muscatine, Iowa.
Survivors include her husband, Larry; children, William Van Dolah, Viola, Earnest Eugene (Ragina) Van Dolah, Oquawka, Gail (Don) Reynolds, Azel, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Earnest and Kenneth Hedger, Viola, Dick Hedger, Colorado Springs, Colo.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Audra; four grandchildren; and one brother, Bob.