Ruby Songer (85) of Newton


Published on August 15 2012 8:20 am

Ruby Songer, 85, of Newton, Illinois passed away at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Burgin Manor in Olney.

Private funeral services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Black-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton. Condolences may be left at

Ruby was born June 19, 1927 in Pesotum, the daughter of Scott Winfield Hancock and Alice Catherine (Yingst) Woods. She married Loyd Songer December 4, 1955 and he preceded her in death February 2, 1975. Ruby was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed working puzzles.

Survivors are, children, Jeff Songer of West Liberty, Jim Songer of Toledo and Judy Houser of Newton; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren with one expected in December and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers and three sisters.