Ruth A. Dalby
Ruth A. Dalby, 90, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 4:40 a.m. 
Friday, April 2, 2010, at her residence in Mt. Vernon.
She was born in Gridley on May 17, 1919, a daughter of 
George O. and Rose E. (North) Foreman.  She married Donald 
W. Dalby on Nov. 22, 1938, in El Paso (Illinois) and shared 
71 years of marriage.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hughey 
Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Revs. Bud Storey and Mark 
Byars officiating.  Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery 
in Jefferson County. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday 
at the funeral home.
Mrs. Dalby is survived by her husband, Donald W. Dalby of 
Mt. Vernon; three daughters, Judith A. Williams of Mt. Vernon, 
Janet S Byars  and husband Edgar of Texico, and Joyce Richardson 
and husband Kenneth of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren, Lori McGovern 
and husband Kevin of Mt. Vernon, Ryan Richardson of Mt. Vernon, 
Mark Byars and wife Becky of McLeansboro, Dee Allen of Florissant, Mo., 
Gary Williams and wife Eileen of Woodlawn and James Williams and 
wife Vonna of West Chester, Ohio; 15 great-grandchildren; five 
great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ethel Letsinger of El Paso 
Her parents, one brother, four sisters and a son-in-law preceded 
her in death.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Hopewell Cemetery 
and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral 
Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home 
where you may call 242-3348 or visit 
for further information and to send condolences.

Date: 4-2-2010
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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