Oct. 25, 1932-April 7, 2013
DECATUR, Ill. – Mass of Christian Burial for Ruby M. Gagnon, 80, of Decatur, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 3850 Lourdes Drive, Decatur. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois.
The family of Ruby M. Gagnon is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral and Cremation Services, 2801 Monroe St, Decatur, IL.
She died Sunday, April 7, 2013, in her home with her family by her side.
Ruby was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Porter, the daughter of Jesse Smith. She was a devoted wife and homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Eagles Auxiliary, and volunteered at DMH. She loved to dance and to travel. She had seen 48 states and most of Canada. She and George J. Gagnon, Jr. were married June 30, 1952, in Green Valley.
She leaves behind her husband George; children Mark Gagnon and special friend Laurie of Eau Claire, Wis., Michael (Karen) Gagnon of Decatur, Monica (Dave) Nicholls of Oreana, David (Maranda) Gagnon of Decatur, Douglas (Lori) Gagnon of Decatur, and Diane (Bret) Beaver of Springtown, Texas; brother Lowell Matthews of Arizona; sister Violet DeVos of Minnesota; favorite aunt Bertha McCarthy, favorite cousin Eddie Smith, 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was reunited in Heaven with her mother and two sisters.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Guaglianone and staff and to Harbor Light Hospice.