Ruby Deloris (Kingery) Ellet

May 25, 1920 ~ August 24, 2019 (age 99)


Ruby Deloris Kingery Ellet, 99, of Manor Court, Carbondale, went to meet her Savior on August 24, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Ron Keller officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, at the funeral home. Private family inurnment will be held at Blairsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Ruby was born May 25, 1920, in Woodbury, Illinois, to Charles and Carrie (Saunders) Kingery.  She married Grant Ellet on October 27, 1942, in Perryville, Missouri. He preceded her in death in June 1981.

Ruby is survived by her son, Mike (Judy) Ellet of Herrin; daughters, Jackie Ronnebeck of Metropolis and Nancy (Michael) Ford of Swansea; son-in-law, John McNeil of St. Petersburg, Florida; daughters-in-law, Janice Ellet of Carterville and Gail Ellet of Carlsbad, New Mexico; sister, Eileen Edwards of Fayetteville, North Carolina; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; dear friend and "special son", Jorge Lujane of Champagne, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews and lots of loving friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Ellet; sons, Charles, Jim, Larry, and infant son, Rodney Wayne Ellet; daughter, Monabelle Pack; granddaughter, Lori Ronnebeck; and brothers, Lester, Thurman and Wayne Kingery.

Ruby was best known for her love of God, family and “bling”. She was always dressed beautifully. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a bit of a practical joker, loved to dress for Halloween, loved to give out chocolate candy, loved playing cards and always had a smile for everyone.  In her younger years, she loved cooking for huge gatherings with spaghetti & meat balls (her families' favorite), pies and homemade bread. Ruby had a gift for making people feel special and loved.

She will be greatly missed, but we have the blessed assurance that we will see her again at the wonderful gathering in Heaven.

Ruby was a lifetime member of Hope Chapel Methodist Church in Colp.



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August 29, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Funeral Service
August 29, 2019

12:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Private Committal


Hospice of Southern Illinois
204 Halfway Road, Marion IL 62959

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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