Ruby J. Flemming

April 1, 1916 - November 2, 2014
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Belvidere, IL

Ruby J. Flemming, 98, of Belvidere, IL passed away peacefully, Sunday evening, November 2, 2014 in her home.  Ruby was born April 1, 1916 in Earlville, Illinois the daughter of Jack and Alis (Severeid) Engelsen.  Ruby married Darrel Crawford on August 25, 1934; following his death she married George Flemming on October 18, 1975.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and a former Pink Lady at Highland Hospital, former member of U of I Home Maker Extension, Boone Co. Saddle Club, Oak Glenn Grange, Davis United Methodist Church Ladies Aide Society and Kishwaukee PTA.

Ruby is loved and will be missed by her children, Alice (Hubert) Kays of Belvidere, Katie (William) Boughton of Belvidere, Roger (Gloria) Crawford of Estill Springs, TN;  step children, Kay (Victor) Kern of Yukon, OK, Dennis (Margaret) Flemming of Mauston, WI; Grandchildren, Barron (Wendy) Crawford, Derrick (Erica) Crawford, Jeff (Denise) Kays, Randy Kays, Jason Kays, Ashley (Robert) Mirakian, Seth (Fiancée Josie McCracken) Boughton, Angie Parduhn, Kelly (Michael) Link, Dana (Lance) Olson; 15 Great-grandchildren; 2 Great-great grandchildren; sister in-laws, Charlene Engelsen, Mary Ellen Andresen; brother in-law, Irving “Pete” Crawford.  Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; husbands Darrel Crawford and George Flemming; son, Dan Crawford; brothers, Luther, Glenn, John, Robert, Raymond, Everett; sisters Anne and Beth.

The family acknowledges the love and care given to Ruby by her nurse, Jennifer; caregivers, Betty, Amy and Morena; and the staff and volunteers of Northern Illinois Hospice and her physician, Dr. Anthony Molinari.  We are ever grateful.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Rev. Nord Swanstrom, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 to service time on Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Highland Garden of Memories.  Memorials can be given in care of Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 Pearl Street, Belvidere, IL or Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL 61108. To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 9:30 to service time on Friday at the funeral home.


Service Information

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Rev. Nord Swanstrom, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiating.


Cemetery Information

Burial will be in Highland Garden of Memories.


Memorial Information

Memorials can be given in care of Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 Pearl Street, Belvidere, IL or Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL 61108.


 

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Born: April 1, 1916
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Jack & Janet Engelsen posted on 11/3/14

Sincere condolences to the family. In all ways, Ruby was a truly beautiful person who will be missed by everyone who knew her. It seems only fitting that she was the last of her family to pass, since she was the one who took care of the rest of the children following the untimely deaths of their parents. Blessings to all.

 

Carol Crawford Waggoner posted on 11/4/14

In loving memory of a sweet aunt and all of the fun times we had at Thanksgiving times on the farm with the Crawford family get togethers.

 

Cheryl Van Abbema posted on 11/4/14

Aunt Ruby was my second Mom, who showered me, and everyone else too, with love. She patched me up when I fell off the horses, in the stock tank, and in the mud. Many times I wore Dan's clothes home. She was the kindest and most loving person I ever knew. She will be missed greatly by us all.

 

Pastor Karl Otto posted on 11/4/14

Every visit with ruby was an opportunity for me to learn how to accept gracefully what life brought. I always left with more than I brought.

 

Connie Greer posted on 11/4/14

Kate, our thoughts are with you...there are no words to make this time easier.. Connie & Chuck LaBow (Miami FL)

 

Sally Maitland Butler Richey posted on 11/5/14

So many fond memories of Ruby, Steve and Dan. Very special people. My prayers and thoughts are with the families.

 

Clorice Fidder posted on 11/7/14

Many happy times with Ruby especially when we bowled on the same team. Friends forever

 

Clorice Fidder posted on 11/7/14

Many happy times with Ruby especially when we bowled together. Friends forever

 

Ann Laitin Menardi posted on 11/12/14

I have very dear memories of Aunt Ruby (actually my great Aunt) In my younger years, I looked forward to spending time with Katie (as we were the same age) when I would visit my grandmother Mary and grandfather Joe Crawford down the road. Aunt Ruby introduced me to baked bananas with chocolate chips and marshmallows done on the BBQ. Aunt Ruby was always very positive and her greetings included a big smile and hug. I have very happy memories. My thoughts are with her family.

 

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