Ruby M. Willeford

Ruby M. Willeford, age 96 of Pocahontas (Pierron), IL, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at her residence in Pocahontas (Pierron), IL.

She was born on Saturday, January 29, 1921, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Adolph E. and Emma J. (nee Kirstein) Landolt.

On Sunday, March 20, 1949, she married Lloyd E. Willeford at Pocahontas, Arkansas, who passed away on Friday, March 14, 2008.

She was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ.

Born on Landolt Road between Highland and Grantfork. She attended Kaufman County School; later worked for Moulten-Bartley Shoe Factory in Highland. Following her marriage, she and Lloyd lived in Highland and in the early 1950’s moved to Alberta, Canada; returned to Highland; in the early 1970’s moved to Mesa, AZ; returned to Highland and in 2010 she moved in with her daughter. She always had a smile on her face; collected rocks and leaves; loved being outside.

Survivors include:
Son – Larry E. (Connie) Willeford, Alhambra, IL
Daughter – Tami Kay (Michael P.) Frey, Pierron, IL
Grandchild – Wendy S. Williams, Pocahontas, IL
Grandchild – John E. (Robin) Willeford, Wilsonville, IL
Grandchild – Larry E. “Ed” (Christina) Willeford, II, Sorento, IL
Grandchild – Danielle N. (Phillip) Markus, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Derek M. Frey, Pocahontas, IL
Grandchild – Brooke A. (significant other-Austin Timmermann) Frey, Breese, IL
Great Grandchild – Molly S. Durbin, Pocahontas, IL
Great Grandchild – Gracie A. R. Gentry, Pocahontas, IL
Great Grandchild – Chase R. Willeford, Sorento, IL
Great Grandchild – Cody E. Willeford, Sorento, IL
Great Grandchild – Dayan M. Willeford
Great Grandchild – Nathan E. Willeford, Wilsonville, IL
Great Grandchild – Autumn A. Markus, Highland, IL
Great Great Grandchild – Aisley J. Durbin, Pocahontas, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Adolph Edwin “Ed” Landolt – Died 11/15/1970
Mother – Emma Josephine Landolt (nee Kirstein) – Died 12/09/1957
Husband – Lloyd E. “Eb” Willeford – Died 3/14/2008, Highland, IL
Daughter – Carol Ann Willeford – Died in infancy
Brother – Elmer E. Landolt – Died 10/17/1995, Huxley, IA
Brother – Alvin H. Landolt – Died 02/07/2000, Grantfork, IL
Sister – Verna E. Frisse – Died 10/28/2000, Highland, IL
Sister – Eileen P. Mannhard – Died 07/31/2016, Highland, IL
Sister – Shirley V. Strohmeier – Died 02/24/2009, Alhambra, IL
Sister – Marie J. Reinacher – Died 05/13/1979, Highland, IL

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Tim A. Darmour-Paul, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Grantfork U.C.C. Cemetery in Grantfork, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grantfork United Church of Christ.