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.
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The family would like to thank the staff at Hammond-Henry Long Term Care for their excellent love and care.