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Obituaries - Ruby Raymond

Died: Feb. 10, 1978 2:45 a.m. of cardiopulmonary arrest at Americana Nursing Center, Macomb, IL.

Services: Bushnell Order of Eastern Star Memorial Service held Feb. 12, 1978, at Martin Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, IL. Funeral service conducted Feb. 13, 1978, at Martin Hollis Funeral Home. Due to snowstorm, interment at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, IL was delayed until Feb. 14, 1978. Rev. Paul Simpkins, of United Methodist Church of Bushnell, officiated.

Ruby May Thomson was born July 20, 1894, to William and Ida (Wilson) Thomson in Mound Township, McDonough County, IL. She graduated from Western Illinois State Normal School in 1914, and she taught at No. 16 Lee Township, Fulton County; Lickskillet (New Salem Twp., McDonough Co.); Walnut Grove West Elementary School; and Crawford School (near Walnut Grove, IL). She married Charles V. Raymond Dec. 24, 1919, in Bushnell. He died Dec. 20, 1964, in Macomb. Mrs. Raymond was a member of Lucille Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Royal Neighbors Lodge, the Rebekah Lodge, the Carnegie Mutual Club, the Center Household Science Club, the Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxilary, and the United Methodist Church of Bushnell. She had written much of a family history before a series of strokes disabled her, and the book, Wheels of Life, was finished by her daughter, Reta (Raymond) Mariner.

Mrs. Raymond is survived by four sons, Martin (Gracie) of Orange, CA, Richard "Barney" (Marilyn) of Monmouth, Keith "D.K." (Betty) of Bushnell, and Roland "Sol" (Vivian) of Kenai, AK; two daughters, Mrs. Reta (Jack) Mariner of Prairie City, and Mrs. Sarah (Jim) Martin of Broken Arrow, OK; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fern (Bud) Ulmer of Bushnell; and one step-great-grandchild.

Contributed by Pamela Mariner Good