Ruby M. Washburn, 93, Vandalia

Ruby Mae Washburn, 93, of Vandalia, died at 6:53 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Vandalia Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Vandalia.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Vandalia Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center activity fund or Overcup Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.

Mrs. Washburn was born on April 2, 1916, in Vandalia, the daughter of Pearl and Sara Belle Flemming Bethards. She married Kenneth ‘Shorty’ Washburn in 1935; he died on Sept. 29, 1985.

She was a homemaker and a member of Overcup Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.

She is survived by a son, Ron Washburn and his wife Frances of Vandalia; grandsons, Kevin Washburn and his wife Tami of Vandalia, and Scott Washburn and his wife Karen of Vandalia; and great-grandchildren, Cristian, Mica and Jacob.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Ruth Bolyard; and an infant brother.

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