Frank Charles Ruble

Born: Sat., Apr. 15, 1939
Died: Mon., Mar. 11, 2019

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 18, 2019
Location: West Cemetery

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Frank Charles Ruble, age 79, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on April 15, 1939 in Pittsfield, IL, the youngest of eight children, to Henry Thompson and Geraldine Sowers Ruble.  He married Mary Patricia “Pat” Tower, and she survives.

Frank served in the United States Marine Corps for eight and half years, and was very proud of his service.  After his Honorable Discharge from the US Marine Corps, he worked for several places including Alexander Lumber, the whey factory, and also did some carpentry work.  He worked twenty years for Oscar Mayer in Beardstown, IL until the plant closed.  Frank then retrained in HVAC and accepted a position at Stark Brothers in Louisiana, MO where he worked for ten years taking care of their boilers and all electrical and air conditioning.  He went on to work for five years at the prison in Bowling Green and retired from there.  Frank worked part-time for a few years at Farm and Home Supply in Pittsfield before retiring again to spend time with his family on their little farm where he enjoyed the remainder of his life fishing and hunting with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Patricia Tower Ruble; two sons, James Lee Ruble and Charles Wesley Ruble; one daughter, Lora Lee Phillips; ten grandchildren, Charles Ruble, Hayden Ruble, Aubrey Ruble, Katie Ruble, Jordan Ruble, Lesli Phillips and Marc Phillips, Bradey Finch, Britney Finch, and Brenden Finch; brother-in-law, Truman Huffman of Pittsfield, IL; sisters-in-law, Sue Ruble and Lollie O’Neil of Pittsfield, IL; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Thompson and Geraldine Ruble; five brothers, Harold Edwin Ruble, Robert Dean Ruble, Ronald Gene Ruble, Richard Henry Ruble, and David Gerald Ruble; and two sisters, Betty Mae Ruble Huffman and Doris Louise Ruble Smith and brother-in-law, Tunny Smith.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials are suggested to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Frank's memory to the following organization:

St. Jude Children's Hospital

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