Saturday, December 8, 2012

Obit of James J. Hubly

James "Jim" J. Hubly, 85, of Kankakee, died Saturday (Dec. 1, 2012) at his home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, west Kankakee, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Patty Heath will officiate. Interment will follow at Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township.

Mr. Hubly was born June 5, 1927, in Charlotte Township, the son of W. Lester and Mary Viola (Monahan) Hubly. He worked for 39 years at Roger's Cartage and was a member of Teamsters Local 179 Retirees Club. He enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre. Jim was always active in his church, serving on the council at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kankakee and as a current member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

He married the former Ruah K. Lasse on Jan. 27, 1947, at Kewanna, Ind.; she preceded him in death June 27, 2012, after 65 years of marriage. Jim was a lifelong Teamster and appreciated the many kindnesses shown to him over the years as he drove our country's highways. In 1980 a truck driver from California was seriously injured in an accident on Interstate 57. Jim took his bible and visited the trucker in the hospital. Jim and his wife, Ruah, opened their home to the trucker and his wife until they could travel back to California, forging an enduring friendship. Jim firmly believed in passing kindnesses forward.

He is survived by 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; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Hal Barnhart and Joan and Bill Penicook, all of Champaign; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hubly, of Chatsworth, Ronnie Hubly, of Bloomington, and Patricia Hubly Cutting, of Rockford; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Raymond and Matthew; his sister Mary Ruth Donovan and an infant sister; and four brothers, William, Robert, Donald and John Hubly.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley. Please sign his guestbook at

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