Ruby Bradbury

Mar 7th, 1937 - May 30th, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sat, Jun. 2nd, 2018 4pm-6pm


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sun, Jun. 3rd, 2018 2pm

Ruby Bradbury

Herrin-Ruby K. Bradbury, 81, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at her home.

Ruby was born on March 7, 1937 in Ava to Brady and Clara (Davidson) Van Hoy. She married Robert Bradbury on June 9, 1972 in Hampton, VA.  He preceded her in death on August 12, 2005.

Ruby worked as a seamstress and co-owned B&K Used Furniture.

Survivors include:

Daughters-Debbie and Robert Triplett of Herrin; Susan and Bill Daniel of Arkansas and Cheryl and Marty Sunderman of Edwards, MO

Son-Jon Birckhead of Herrin

Brother-Lee Roy and Sue Van Hoy of Stewart, FL

Sister-Jean Mifflin of Edwards, MO

12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Paul Davis and Roy Bradbury; sisters, Virginia Clark and Delores Williams; brother, Donald Van Hoy and three infant siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2pm at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Pastor Kenneth Shelton officiating.  Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 4pm-6pm at the funeral home.



2 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Christine Shelton

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 3, 2018

    Ruby went by the name, “Kathy.” I affectionately called her, “Grandma Kathy.” Grandma Kathy was a devoted Seventh-day Adventist Christian for many years later in her life. When the church doors are open, she was always one of the first people to arrive. If there was help needed whether in mailing, or sewing blankets for others in need, she was always there to lend a hand of love. She loved her Saviour and believed in the power of pray. She was a very devoted Christian, Mother, and Friend, and will truly be missed on this old earth. But, praise God! We now look forward to spending eternity with Grandma Kathy! An eternity where there will be NO more sorrow, NO more sickness, NO more pain, and NO more separation in death! Praise God for what He has accomplished for Grandma Kathy and anyone else who will but accept Him as their Lord and Saviour and worship Him in Spirit and in truth!

  • Guest: Robin Newman

    From: Carterville , Illinois

    Date: June 4, 2018

    Ruby was one if the Sweetest Ladies I know❤ wish I could have attended her funeral so sorry Debbie and family! Going to miss her!!!Prayers for her Family But We Know Where She’s at Celebrating with God❤❤