Gertrude M. Ruby, 96, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 1:15 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, Mo.

Gertrude M. Ruby, 96, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 1:15 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, Mo.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Gertrude was born May 14, 1920, in Nebo, Ill., to Thomas and Irene Blacketter McCleery.

She was married to Richard W. Ruby on Jan. 12, 1945, in Bowling Green, Mo. He preceded her in death Feb. 13, 2003.

Survivors include one daughter, Darlene Hamm (Jim) of Olathe, Kan., two grandchildren, Troy Hamm(Christi) and Tracy Cook (Nic), four great-grandchildren, Travis Hamm, Carly Hamm, Jacob Hamm, Miranda Cook, one great-great-grandson, Cayson Hamm and one sister in law, Marsha Ruby.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Lyle Ruby, one grandson, Mike Ruby and one daughter, Carol Ryan.

Gertrude worked as a medical secretary at St. Elizabeth Hospital and prior to that she worked at the Bluff City Shoe Factory.

She enjoyed reading, crocheting and knitting. Gertrude enjoyed watching TV, "The Wheel of Fortune" was one of her favorites. Traveling with family is something Gertrude took pleasure in. Trips to Florida and Washington, D.C., were special to her. A talented cook, Gertrude made the best fried fish for family gatherings. Most of all Gertrude treasured the time she shared with family and friends.

Gertrude was a Baptist by faith and attended Fifth Street Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

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