Evelyn Ruth Ruble, 87, of Decatur, IL died at 10:25 pm Friday, August 16, 2014 at East View Terrace, Sullivan, IL.

She was born August 4, 1927 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Ray Loren and Ruth Oliver Moats.  On August 4, 1975 she married Raymond L. Ruble in Peoria, IL.  He preceded her in death on July 1, 1993.  Mrs. Ruble was a member of the United Methodist Church in Decatur, and had been employed as a telephone operator and also had been owner and operator of the Reservoir Tavern in Peoria, IL.

Evelyn had attended Taylorville Schools most of her school years and moved to Havana, IL the second half of her Senior Year.  She graduated May 24, 1945 from Havana High School. After retirement Evelyn moved to Decatur, IL.  Her greatest love was her family.  In recent months she was especially appreciative of the love and care she received from Harbor Lights Hospice and East View Terrace employees.

Surviving are her Step Daughter: Sandra Majors of Upper Marlboro, MD; Brother: Richard “Dick” Moats of Taylorville; Sister: Bonnie Hastings of Decatur, IL.  There are 4 Step Grandchildren and 6 Step-Great Grandchildren.  She is also survived by several Nieces and Nephews.  Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, Brothers: Gene Moats and Elmer Moats, and two Sisters: Shirley Shepherd and Eileen McKenzie.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, August 21 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville with Rev. Betty Coffey officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 20 at the Funeral Home.

McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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