Ruby Elizabeth Weishaar, 78, of Rushville, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield.
She was born on Nov. 9, 1938 in Beardstown. She was a daughter of the late John and Gwendolyn Coil Lawson. She married James R. Weishaar on June 11, 1955 in Beardstown. He survives along with one son, Jimmy Dale Weishaar and wife Barbara of Virginia; two daughters, Brenda Sue Weishaar of Rushville and Pamela Dee McNeely and husband Phillip of Rushville; three grandchildren, Jared Logsdon, Shelby Hutchison and husband Stuart, and Lindsey McNeely; one great-grandson, Bentley Hutchison; and one sister, Rethyle Woods of Rushville.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Cody James Weishaar; nine sisters, Doris Jean, Catherine, another baby who died in infancy, Evalyn Stinson, Gladys Stinson, Bernadine Lowe, Roberta Hull, Vera Reeder, and Velda Baker; and two brothers, John Lawson, Jr., and Robert Lawson.
Ruby graduated from eighth grade in 1954 and received her GED in 1984. She earned her C.N.A. Certificate in 1994. She worked as a C.N.A. at Boyd’s Nursing Home, Elmwood Nursing Home, Debbie Fuqua’s Daycare, and at St. Luke’s/Heritage Manor before retiring in 1997. She attended the Beardstown Assembly of God Church, the Rushville Church of the Nazarene, and Bader Christian Church. She loved to bake and sell her homemade items, especially pies, for 16 years at farmer’s markets. You could see her and her husband selling their baked goods and fish every week. Her passion was her husband of 61 years. She loved her family and God very much.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, with Rev. Matt Haberman officiating. Interment followed in Browning Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Rushville Church of the Nazarene or Bader Christian Church. Private condolences and expressions of service may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.