Pulliam Funeral Chapel

VESTA M. NEWBOLD RUDDELL 97 Oblong, Illinois

VISITATION: 6 - 8 p.m. Friday February 8, 2002

FUNERAL: 10:30 a.m. Saturday February 9, 2002
Pulliam Funeral Home - Oblong

MEMORIALS: First Christian Church - Oblong envelopes at or may be
mailed to the funeral home

Vesta M. Newbold Ruddell 97 Oblong, Illinois died Wednesday February 6, 2002 at 2:30 a.m. in Ridgeview Nursing Center Oblong, Illinois. She was born November 18, 1904 in Stoy, IL. and was the daughter of Harlan Correll and Rachael (Lackey) Correll. On August 3, 1932 she married Clarence Newbold. He died March 22, 1959. On October 7, 1961 she married Ray Ruddell, who died December 7, 1978. Vesta worked at Madden's Hatchery, Oblong; Owned and operated Newbold's Grocery Store on South Range Street Oblong; Owned and operated Newbold's Photography Oblong; she was also a bookkeeper for Ray Ruddell's Tank Service Oblong and she was also a homemaker. Vesta was a Charter Member of Bible Chapel Church and for the last several years was a member of Oblong First Christian Church. Vesta loved to quilt, crochet and she loved to sing and play the piano.

Vesta is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-laws Harlan & Nancy Newbold and Richard & Beverly Newbold; 7 grandchildren Robert Lee Newbold, Debra Lynn Newbold, Nancy Jane Newbold, Susan Marie Newbold, Cindy & Brian Eubank, Iris & Randy Gibler and R.D. & Carrie Newbold; 11 great grandchildren; 2 sterp daughters and son-in-law Elizabeth & Stanley Smith and Ann Cromwell; 3 step grandchildren Gary & Donna Ruddell, Terry & Vicki Ruddell and Randy & Debbie Ruddell, as well as several nieces and nephews. Vesta is preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands; 2 brothers Cloyd & Ira Correll; 2 sisters Blanche Taylor and Gladys Brink and 2 sisters-in-laws Maude Correll and Belva Correll.

Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery.