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Ruby Trone

October 24th, 1923 – November 24th, 2015

Margaret Ruby Trone, 92, of Macomb, passed away at 12:27 pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. She was born on October 24, 1923 in Macomb, the daughter of Chester and Tennie (Gray) Hillyer. Ruby married Donald Trone on April 12, 1945 in Rushville, IL. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2007.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Jane (and John) Dickerson of Naples, FL and Alice (and Tommy) Proffer of Bradenton, FL, 4 grandchildren, Brian (and Loretta) Dickerson, Dawn (and Steve) Edwards, JuWanna Dennis and Tommy (and Dawn) Proffer, 3 great-grandchildren, Mike Dennis, Alexis Dennis and Braden Edwards and her twin sister, Mildred Ruth Runkle of Littleton.

Ruby is preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Lea Trone, son, Alan Trone, 3 brothers, Russell Hillyer, Keith Hillyer and Chester Brooks Hillyer Jr. and 2 sisters, Geneva Martin and Shirley Runkle.

She worked as a caregiver to dozens of children in the Macomb area. She also worked at the Adair Café in Adair, IL, doing a little bit of everything there.

Ruby was a member of the Pennington Point Methodist Church. After a fragile beginning into this world, weighing only 2 lbs., Ruby made quite an impact on those who knew and loved her. She loved talking about the good old days when life was more simple. Ruby always had a beautiful flower garden and loved walking her dog Harley.

Services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Gary Sheets will be officiating. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in the Ridgeville Cemetery in Browning. Memorials may be made to the Ridgeville Cemetery.


November 26th, 2015

I enjoyed my visit with Aunt Ruby when Aunt Madelyn and I went over. She shared all her photo albums which I loved. She was so proud of her family. So sorry for your loss. Wishing I was there. Laurie Foltz

November 26th, 2015

Love you Aunt Ruby

November 30th, 2015

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Nancy Rutledge

December 11th, 2015

I knew Ruby for a very short time, having been her roommate for a brief period recently at the Wesley Village Rehab

December 11th, 2015

I knew Ruby for a very short time, having been her roommate for a brief period recently at Wesley Village Rehab Center. She was a lovely lady who loved her dog and her family dearly. I am so very sorry for your loss and hope that you will find peace during this very special time of the year. Phyllis Beaver