arion- Ruby E. Arterbury, 79, of Marion, died at 8:01 AM, Sunday, April 6, 2003 at St. Louis University Hospital.
Ruby was born on July 24, 1923 in Williamson County to Frank & Pearl (Rook) Sandlin. She married Albert Ab Arterbury on February 28, 1943 in Cape Girardeau, MO. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1985.
Mrs. Arterbury was a homemaker having formerly worked at Lieders Greenhouse in Prairie View, IL. She was an active member of the First Christian Church of Marion.
Ruby was close with her family. She and her sisters fished out of just about every pond and lake in Southern Illinois, she was an avid gardener of flowers, and was reigning champion of the family Scrabble game (having won two of the last three more recent bouts). She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren dearly.
In her spare time Ruby enjoyed volunteer work with the John A. Logan Foundation for the Marion Learning Center. Her joy was to teach those who couldnt, how to read. Her life was touched often by former students who would thank her for the time she took for them.
Son & dau in law- James Albert & Jane Arterbury- Waukegan
Dau & son in law- Cheryl Susie & Larry Creps- Glendale Heights
Son- Michael Frank Arterbury- Pell Lake, WI
Jennifer Dawn Arterbury- Waukegan
Jessica Flora Arterbury- Bradenton, FL
Sandra Susan Daddio- Panama City, FL
Stacey Lawrence & wife Michelle Creps- Glendale Heights
April Ella Shutter- Adams, WI
Jeffery Albert Creps & fiance Nikki Lane- Orlando, FL
Rebecca Cheryl Lopez & husband Ramone- Carol Stream
Melissa Jane Arterbury- Pell Lake, WI
Andrea Beth Arterbury- Pell Lake, WI
Thirteen Great Grandchildren:
Storm Kovarsky & Ashton Arterbury
Kristina & Cole Creps
Elizabeth & Robert Good
Travis & Brandon Shutter
Joshua & Justin Lopez
Dayton & Austin Arterbury
And one unnamed little angel yet to be born
Sister & bro in law- Betty L. & Paul E. Burns- Marion
Sister & bro in law- Jeannine & Bill Stapelton- Marion
Many special nieces, nephews, and cousins
Her parents, husband, four sisters, and one brother preceded her in death.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 10, 2003 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral home in Marion. Rev. Gary Rothenberger will officiate. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 5-9:00 PM, Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the John A. Logan College Foundation for the Marion Learning Center and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register; please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.