Ruby Roberta Mink

Born: Wed., Aug. 11, 1926
Died: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Bethel Cemetery

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Ruby Roberta Mink, 91, of Pittsfield, IL passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield, IL.  Ruby was born on August 11, 1926 in Milton, IL, daughter of Robert and Alfreada Tucker Cresson.  One of seven children, she was preceded in death by four brothers; Arthur, Robert, Alfred, and Phil, and two sisters; Charlotte and Margret.

Ruby married Harvey Ray Mink of Pittsfield and was married 66 years until his death on September 16, 2014.  She had two children, Marilyn E. Mink, who passed on February 10, 2010, and is survived by her son, Harvey R. Mink, Jr. (wife Carolyn).  Ruby has two granddaughters and five great grandchildren.

Ruby attended her first 12 years of school in Griggsville, IL.  She graduated in 1944 with an astounding consecutive 12-year record of perfect attendance.  After graduating from Gem City Business College in Quincy during 1945, she worked as a secretary for the Illinois Veterans Commission for three years.  After marrying Harvey, she worked as a homemaker for the rest of her life.

Ruby was very interested in genealogy and proud of her ancestors who had served her country.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  In addition to an ancestor in the Revolutionary War, Ruby's great-great-grandfather served in the War of 1812; and her grandfather, Robert Cresson, served in the Union Army in the Civil War.

Ruby loved animals.  At one time, she had lots of pet goats.  She particularly loved dogs and has had at least one pet poodle for each of the past 59 years.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Bethel Cemetery near Detroit with Pastor Gary Dice officiating.  There will be a visitation Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Memorials are suggested to Bethel Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home has been entrusted with the service.

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

Bethel Cemetery
Griggsville, Illinois

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Ginger Kuhn
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
Ruby was always so sweet to me . I'm so sorry for your loss I will miss her .

Nancy Willard Bloom
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Ruby's passing. Sending love, hugs and prayers.

   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please be comforted by the promise that one day soon death, mourning, and pain will be gone from the earth forever. (Revelation 21:4) Until that time, may the love and support of family and friends help to ease the pain of your loss.

Mary (Williams) Voloto
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Ruby was a good neighbor and friend. I will miss our long telephone conversations. She was one of a kind. Jr. Ray you are in my prayers.

Myron and Zona Casteel
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. We are unable to attend due to a prior doctor appointment in Quincy. If we can be of any assistance in taking care of the house, etc., please feel free to call. We would be happy to help!

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