Effingham Daily News
---- — Ruby I. Brown, 81, of Flora, formerly of Mattoon, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Flora Gardens Care Center.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Friday at Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Rardin.
Ruby was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Coles County, daughter of Cearl E. and Dessie (Moore) Price. Ruby retired from General Electric in Mattoon. She was a fun loving person, and was always up for an adventure, especially with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Diane Simmons and husband Hal of Mason and Michael Brown of Teutopolis; grandchildren, Danette Thornton and fiance Jay Twedell, Dustin Thornton and wife Jill, Derrick Thornton, Haldan Simmons and wife Ashley, and Stacey Allen and husband Chet; siblings, Frieda White of Atwood, Rosie Hite of Rardin, Kate Warner of Oakland, Thomas Price of Rardin, Vella Lasco and husband Junior of Mt. Zion, Gene Price of Mattoon, and Loretta Worman and husband Leonard of Dietrich; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
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