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Ruby Hopper

Ruby Mefford Hopper

Wednesday, March 14th, 1928 - Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Ruby Mefford Hopper, 90, of Carlinville, IL passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at her home in Carlinville, IL with her daughters by her side. She was born March 14, 1928 to Earl and Mary Jane (Lee) Mefford in Carlinville, IL. She married James L. “Gus” Hopper on June 20, 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2002.

She was an honor graduate of Carlinville High School and spent her working career as a secretary for Country Companies Insurance, Schien Equipment, and a bookkeeper for Konneker Brown.

Ruby was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and she loved to read, collect cat figurines and collectables, and care for her pets from rescue shelters. Most of all, she loved being a proud mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a great cook and loved having family for holidays and birthdays.

She is preceded in death by her husband, and son, Jim Hopper in 2005. Survivors include; her 2 daughters, Kathy (Jim) Knetzer of Carlinville, IL, Karyl (Tony McKinney) Stratton of Springfield, IL; 2 grandchildren, Kris (Katie) Knetzer of St. Louis, MO, Kara (Glen) Hoette of Chesterfield, MO; and 2 great grandchildren, Tyson Hoette and Coraline Knetzer.
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 |
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    Mayfield Memorial Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Private Family Graveside Services
  • Interment

    Mayfield Memorial Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Posted at 11:04am
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved ones. I hope words in John 6:40 will bring comfort to families and friends during this difficult time.

Keith Mefford

Posted at 07:30pm
My name didn't show before, so here it is again. Sorry to hear Aunt Ruby passed I don't know where or why we all lost contact with each other. FYI, I have a daughter in Carlinville. She attends Blackburn and works at Primal Foods. If you care to meet her she would be delighted. Her name is Casidy. She's my baby.

Dorothy Watkins

Posted at 05:57pm
You will be missed by your sister Dorothy. I wrote a lovely poem to honor Ruby.

Margo Miller

Posted at 12:50pm
I am so sad to hear of my Great Aunt Ruby Ellen Claire's passing! I remember meeting her as a little girl - with her big sister, my grandma, Dorothy Mefford Watkins. My grandma so missed having a relationship with Ruby. I am so sorry for my grandma, and for you all. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers; prayers for peace and comfort. Love to you all.
Margo Miller
Des Moines, IA

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Posted at 11:58am
Sorry to hear Aunt Ruby passed I don't know where or why we all lost contact with each other. FYI, I have a daughter in Carlinville. She attends Blackburn and works at Primal Foods. If you care to meet her she would be delighted. Her name is Casidy. She's my baby.

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