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Ruby Gilmore


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Ruby G. Gilmore, 99, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Silver Cross-Friendship Manor, Rock Island.
Private services will be held at Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Edgewood Baptist Church.
Ruby was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Rushville, Ill., the daughter of William and Lillie McCarl Fusselman. She married Clifford "Red" Gilmore on June 24, 1933, in Roseville, Ill. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1972.
Ruby was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island, and King's Daughters, Rock Island.
Ruby retired from the Rock Island Arsenal.
Survivors include sons, Jim Gilmore, Las Vegas, and Art (Mary) Gilmore, Coal Valley; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and half-sister, Doreta Lalond, Payson, Ill. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.














 



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