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Ruby L. Vanover

June 24, 1931 — May 27, 2024


Ruby L. Vanover, nee Taylor, 92, of Waterloo, IL, died May 27, 2024, in St. Louis, MO. She was born June 24, 1931, in Makanda Township.

She is survived by her two sons, Wendell (Angela) Vanover of Waterloo, IL, and Lawrence (Betsy) Vanover Jr. of Murfreesboro, TN; three granddaughters, Carissa (Brett) Branson of Waterloo, IL, Lori (James) Herron of Brownburg, IN, and Heather (Steven) Hickman of Rome, GA; four step-grandchildren Bill (Jennifer) Thomas of Florida,  Scott (Kasumy) Thomas of Japan, Melissa Hardin, and Brad Hardin; 5 great grandchildren; and a sisters-in-law Hattie Vanover and Jane Vanover.

Ruby is preceded in death by her husband Larence Roy Vanover; parents Morah T. & Martha O. (nee Smith) Taylor.

Ruby was proudly patriotic and was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary as well as a former past president, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Whiteside Chapter in Waterloo.

She loved Cardinals baseball and was a dedicated fan.  Ruby fiercely loved her husband and they enjoyed traveling extensively.  She was very proud of her family.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Shriners Hospital

Graveside Service:
    2 PM Thursday, May 30, 2024 at Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower, IL
         Paul Hicks officiating
    Interment at Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower, IL
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Graveside Service

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Walker Hill Cemetery

Grand Tower, IL 62942

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