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; and Richard Henry also survives.

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 Thomas 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 www.nieburfh.com.  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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karen puckett
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
pat, chuck and family please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

Debbie (Cawthon)Galbreath
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of Frank passing. I always thought so much of him as friends of the family. Pat thinking of you with stretch arms of hugs, and hope you can find peace in the coming days. God Bless!

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Pat and family,
Please know you are on my mind with sympathy at this sad time. My hope for you, may the love of God, family and friends see you thru now.
Sincerely, Bonnie

Diane Lee
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
Pat and family
Sorry for your loss.
Diane Lee

Tammy Woodworth Spurling
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss, God give you strength through this time.

Sara R (Gully) Johnson
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
So sorry for your families loss Pat. Many prayers for you during this hard time.

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