Ruby Mae (Rudin) Grusy, age 90, peacefully passed away at
3:18 pm, August 15, 2013 at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home
where she was a resident.
Ruby was born April 30, 1923 to Samuel and Sarah (Rocke)
Rudin in Cissna Park, IL. Her grandfather, Adolf Rudin, came
to America in 1872 from Basel, Switzerland, locating at
Eureka and later Gridley. On November 11, 1962 Ruby married
Ira Grusy at the First United Methodist Church in Peoria. He
preceded her in death on July 16, 1998. She was also preceded
by her parents, three sisters and three brothers. She is
survived by several cousins and many nieces and nephews. One
niece, Sara Melton of Peoria, was a frequent visitor who helped
Ruby with many of her needs.
Ruby attended schools in the rural Iroquois County
area and later worked as a secretary in Winter Park, FL. When
she returned to IL, Ruby lived in Peoria and worked at
Keystone. After marrying Ira, they made their home in
Eureka and she worked at the Woodford County Courthouse. When
both had retired, they spent winters in Phoenix with her brother
Harold and family.
Ruby enjoyed the activities of the Eureka Sportsman
Club and the Woodford County Homemakers Extension. She was an
Ruby was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian
Church where the funeral service will be Monday, August 19 at 11:00
am. Church ministers will officiate. Her visitation
will be held from10-11 am before the service at the church.
Burial will be beside Ira in the Roanoke Apostolic Christian
Cemetery. Memorials may be given to her church or to the
Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the
Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home of Eureka. Online
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