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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1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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