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Melton, Ruby L.
Ruby L. Melton, 89, of 649 Hawkinson Ave., Galesburg, Ill. died at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in the Marigold Health Care Center, Galesburg.

She was born on October 26, 1920 in Abingdon, Ill. to Ralph E. and Zella E. Stegall Davis. She married John Wayne Hoyt in Burlington, Iowa on December 1, 1939. He preceded her in death on February 1, 1958. She then married Virgil L. Melton in Galesburg on December 31, 1964. He preceded her in death on January 28, 1982.

Ruby is survived by a brother, Frederick Cole of Maquon, Ill.; three sisters, Mary E. Rynearson of Edwards, Ill., Grace L. Courtright and Jean L. Gummerson, both of Galesburg and nieces and nephews.

She was an inspector at the former Admiral/Maytag plant for 17 years. She also was a tour guide at Maytag.

She attended the Gilson (Ill.) High School. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and a volunteer at the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter and Community Treasure's Thrift Shop formerly Cottage Corner.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2010 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Mr. David Scholl officiating. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.
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