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Ruby Mae Buffum Deakin
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1915
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1985
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Ruby Mae Deakin
Ruby Mae Deakin, 69, of Rural Route 1, Cuba, died at 7:56 p.m. Thursday at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born October 29, 1915, in rural Cuba, the daughter of Curtis and Effie Mae (Wheeler) Buffum. She married Don J. Deakin December 4, 1937 in Fort Madison Iowa. He survives.
Other survivors include one son, Richard Roy Deakin of Canton; two daughters, Mrs. Celia Mae Beam of Cuba and Mrs. Linda Kay Haynes of Canton; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest Buffum of Laferia, Texas, and Carroll Buffum of Canton; and two sisters, Marjorie Jones of Canton and Bessie Huffman of Bushnell.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hukill-Henry Memorial Home, the Rev. Mike Claphan officiating. Burial was in Cuba Cemetery.

The Cuba Journal
Thursday, June 20, 1985
page 4

Transcribed by Linda Deakin Haynes

Post Note: Ruby enjoyed her family especially her grandchildren, fishing and bowling. She was a wonderful cook and a hard worker.

Deceased brothers: Wilbur Harold Buffum, John Anthony Buffum, Rollo Dean Buffum; deceased sister: Edith Marie Buffum Waughtel. One sibling died at birth.

Grandchildren: Jon Chadlee Beam, Don Justus Deakin, II, Jason Cole Beam, Sarah Beth Deakin Smolen, Carrie Jo Beam, Karen Sue Deakin Bouc, Michelle Marie Petty Garner

Great-Grandchildren 2012, there are now 12 great grandchildren that Ruby would have loved. 
Family links: 
  Curtis Buffum (1878 - 1967)
  Effie Mae Wheeler Buffum (1881 - 1943)
  Don Justus Deakin (1915 - 2008)
  Wilbur Harold Buffum (1900 - 1961)*
  John A Buffum (1903 - 1972)*
  Edith Marie Buffum Waughtel (1905 - 1962)*
  Ernest Cecil Buffum (1907 - 1994)*
  Bessie Charlotte Buffum Huffman (1909 - 1986)*
  Rollo D Buffum (1911 - 1983)*
  Ruby Mae Buffum Deakin (1915 - 1985)
  Marjorie Dayle Buffum Jones (1918 - 2009)*
  Carroll Dwight Buffum (1920 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Cuba Cemetery
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Linda Haynes
Record added: Oct 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79500399
Ruby Mae <i>Buffum</i> Deakin
Added by: Linda Haynes
Ruby Mae <i>Buffum</i> Deakin
Added by: Linda Haynes
Ruby Mae <i>Buffum</i> Deakin
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Happy 98th birthday!
- Linda Haynes
 Added: Oct. 28, 2013
December 4, 2012 Mom and Dad's 75th Wedding Anniversary!
- Linda Haynes
 Added: Dec. 3, 2012

- John Fisher-Green
 Added: Nov. 8, 2011

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