Betty Jane (Schnake) Rubin (1931 - 2017)

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Betty Jane Rubin, 85, of St. Peter, passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, with her children at her side.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter, with the Rev. William Emrick officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in St. Peter. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Peter. Memorials: St. Peter's Lutheran Church or donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Rubin was born on Feb. 18, 1931, in St. Peter, the daughter of Walter and Etta (Moeller) Schnake. She married Raymond "Jack" Herman Rubin on June 18, 1950, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter.
Betty was a member of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid, and in later years, enjoyed quilting with the other members. She was a past president of the St. Peter Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a 4H leader for several years. Betty was always willing to donate her time and baked goods to various church and community activities. Her working career started at First State Bank of St. Peter. She then worked at Rubin's Grocery. Following that, she was employed for many years at the ADM St. Peter Grain Elevator as a bookkeeper, retiring in 1996. Family and friends were so important to her. As smart as they come, she could beat anyone in Scrabble on any given day. Betty also enjoyed playing Pinochle and Dominoes. Her ability to cook and bake delicious food without following a recipe was amazing as were her quilting skills. Her family will cherish the quilts and afghans she made for them. She was a faithful, loving and generous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Betty is survived by her son, Robert "Bob" Rubin of St. Peter; daughter, Nancy and her husband Steve Bradley of Bethalto; sisters, Elaine and her husband Richard Kruger of Rolesville, N.C., Charlene and her husband Gale Courson of Farina, and Fran and her husband Justin Wald of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Kristin and her husband Stephen Slocum of Chesterfield, Mo., and Kellie and her husband Clark Srum of St. Charles, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Grayson and Benton Slocum of Chesterfield, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Bernice Rubin and Doris Mercier.
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Pagel Funeral Home
110 W. Third St.
St. Peter, IL 62880
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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 6 to Mar. 15, 2017