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Ruby Mays


June 12, 1941
January 19, 2018

Graveside Service Friday, Feburary 02, 2018 - Vernon Cemetery, Vernon IL

Ruby Darlene (Madding) Mays, 76, of Shobonier, formerly of Patoka, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at her home. Ruby was born June 12, 1941 to George Allen and Alice Melinda (Runon) Madding in Decatur. She married Thomas Dale Mays on May 15, 1959, in Decatur and he preceded her in death on Jan 31, 2008.

Ruby is survived by her devoted children, John Mays and fiancée Elizabeth VanDusen of MI, Cristina Beck and husband Roger of Mulberry Grove, IL, Thomas Barnes and wife Pam of IN, Chuck Barnes and wife Kelly of Decatur, IL; 11 precious grandchildren; and 27 cherished great-grandchildren; Sister Melinda and Joe Kenney of Tx.

Ruby was preceded in death by both her parents, George and Alice Madding; her husband, Thomas Mays; 2 sisters; and 5 brothers.

Ruby raised her family while working at Sam’s Club in Dallas, Tx, Planned Parenthood in Decatur, IL, and retired from a Supervisor of Cashiers in Salem, IL. When Ruby wasn’t keeping up with her family on the computer, she enjoyed reading, playing Bingo and crocheting. Ruby loved to spend time with her family and loved her grandchildren.

Celebration of life services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2018 at Vernon Cemetery with Pastor Sam Hester officiating. Memorial contributions in Ruby’s honor can be made to the family’s wishes. Arrangements are under the care of Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka. On-line condolences and memories Ruby may be shared with the family at