Friday, June 29, 2012

Obit of Ruah Kathleen Hubly

Visitation for Ruah Kathleen Hubly, 84, of Kankakee, will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, west Kankakee, where funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Pete Hinrich will officiate.

Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township. Memorials may be made to Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth. She died Wednesday (June 27, 2012).

Mrs. Hubly was a homemaker and volunteer. She was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Wray, Colo., the daughter of Frederick and Bethel Root Laase. Ruah was a longtime volunteer with the American Red Cross and was Volunteer of the Year in 1995. She had been a Girl Scout leader, past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and served as a Kankakee County election judge. She loved to sing and for many years was a soloist at weddings, funerals and church services. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bradley. She was always active in her church, especially with the women of the church and served at the local and conference level. Ruah loved playing euchre, reading, doing crosswords, sewing, knitting, quilting, and watching baseball and "Jeopardy!" She was known for the loaded baskets of homemade goodies she delivered to friends and neighbors at Christmas. For several years, Ruah drove a special education bus and loved her special children.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, James J. Hubly, of Kankakee, whom she married Jan. 27, 1947, in Kewanna, Ind.; one son and three daughters-in-law, James T. and Paula Hubly, of Limestone Township, Patricia Hubly, of Bourbonnais, and Debra Hubly, of Kankakee; one daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Dan Petry, of Limestone Township; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Ray Stahl; and two sons, Raymond Hubly and Matthew Hubly.

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