MONTICELLO – Ruby E. Hendrix, 93, of Monticello passed away at 5:43 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Ruby was born Aug. 29, 1919, in La Place, the daughter of Irl Chester and Bernice Madeline (Duncan) Robinson. She married Bernard L. "Beanie" Hendrix on April 18, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo. He passed away Aug. 13, 1987.
Survivors include her sons, Terry (Connie) Hendrix of Monticello and Dennis (Mary) Hendrix of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Bohlen of Decatur; and faithful and loving care giver, Bert Hite.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother (Harold Robinson).
Ruby worked as secretary for Illinois Power and Caterpillar. She was a member of Monticello United Methodist Church, Monticello United Methodist Women, Piatt County Home Extension for 60 years, Piatt County Farm Bureau, Haneline Club and Kirby Hospital Auxiliary. Along with being a wonderful homemaker, outstanding cook and volunteer, she enjoyed crafts and gardening and was an Illini basketball fan.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Monticello United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Courtright officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Monticello United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello, is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Monticello United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.