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Ruby M. Michael

Ruby M. Michael 61, of Colfax, IL passed away Saturday morning (November 19th) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.


A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11AM-11:30AM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  


Memorial services will be held on Wednesday at 11:30AM at the funeral home.


Ruby was born on September 26, 1955 in Streator, IL to Fredrick Charles and Edna Rose (Chisholm) Freeman.

She married Terry Michael on May 2, 1986.  He passed away July 29, 2007. 

Surviving are children, Stacy Hockenberry of NE, Michael (Ashley) Hockenberry, Karli Michael, Jakob Michael and Garry Michael all of Colfax, IL, 3 grandchildren, Austin and Justin Hockenberry of Colfax, IL and Kamaea Michael of NE, sisters, Sandy (Jose) Arroyo of FL and Kathy (Richard) Hillier of IN, and brothers, Craig (Rhonda) Freeman, Tom (Ann) Freeman and Tim and Phillip Freeman all of MO and Mike (MaryJo) Freeman of IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 grandchild, 6 brothers, Fred, Jr., Richard, Gary, Joseph and David Freeman and Matthew Wilson and 3 sisters, Marge Dowell, Mary Martha and Eleanor Garcia. 

Ruby attended Streator grade and high school.  She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Streator. 

Memorials may be directed to the family of Ruby Michael or to the Donor’s Choice. 

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I'm sorry for your loss Stacy and Michael and the rest of the family this is Ruby's daughter Lori I love you and I miss you guys very very much I just found out that my mom died and she's in a better place God bless you all and I love you. Please contact me at 7138701802 anytime.
Mom thank you for giving me life! I remember the first time you got to see your grandson in Cornell IL. Spencer. When I found out you passed away I felt like a piece of me passed away with you.
Thank you Mom.
Love Lori.

Lori Ruby's daughter. Feb 26 2017 12:00 AM

May you all be comforted by looking forward to the time when all causes of death, and the sorrow that follows, will be gone from the earth forever. (Revelation 21:4)
"He will swallow up death forever, and...will wipe away the tears from all faces." Isaiah 25:8.
I am sorry for your loss and offer my sincere sympathy to the family and friends.

Cheryl D. Nov 26 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruby Michael

Carrie (Henson) Reid Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

Sympathy to the Michael family.

Mr. DeLong Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruby Michael

Jan Manning Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruby Michael

Jessica Nov 21 2016 12:00 AM