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Ruby Nell MesaroshPassing: February 10, 2024


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 13th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, February 13th 11:00am-1:00pm


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Tuesday, February 13th

MITCHELL – Ruby Nell Mesarosh, 97, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024, at White River Lodge.

Born May 23, 1926, in Tazewell, Tennessee, she was the daughter of James and Cora (Miley) Hopkins. She was married to William Mesarosh and he preceded her in death in 1995.

Ruby worked at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation and was a member of Spring Mill’s Green Thumbs. She enjoyed reading, listening to gospel and Elvis music, and watching Westerns. Ruby loved her family.

Survivors include her children, Linda Mounce of Mitchell, Larry Cooney of Mitchell, Brenda (Dave) Capraro of Burns, Tennessee, Peggy Reaid of Jasper, Alabama, Cora “Cookie” (Richard) Miller of Williams, Billy (Debbie) Mesarosh of Mitchell, Karl Mesarosh of Muncie, and Harry (Danielle Flowers) Mesarosh of Mitchell; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; children, Dennis Cooney and Wilbur Wayne Cooney; sons-in-law, Bert Mounce and Billy Reaid; and siblings, Roy Hopkins, Frankie Hopkins, Silas Hopkins, Irene Ball, Hattie Stipp, and Ed Hopkins, step sister, Vita Hopkins; and previous husband Wilbur Harvey Cooney, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dave Capraro officiating. Burial will follow at Lawrenceport Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Kelly (Terrell)Trowbridge | Highland IL
    Date: February 16, 2024
    So sorry to hear of Ms Ruby's passing she was always so sweet to me I was Friends with Harry through our high school years and after, she had such a great laugh. My condolences to the family
  2. Guest: Angie Hopkins Bush (Roy's daughter) | Knoxville, TN
    Date: February 14, 2024
    Sorry to hear about Aunt Ruby. We always enjoyed her visits when she came to Tennessee. Prayers for the family.
  3. Guest: Rhonda Walt | Mithcell In
    Date: February 13, 2024
    Linda and family, sorry for your loss. Love ya Rhonda Walt
  4. Guest: James H Ely | BOWLING GREEN
    Date: February 12, 2024
    Prayers for the Family
  5. Guest: misty mcdonald | Pekin insiana
    Date: February 11, 2024
    love going to her house every holiday from as much as I can remember playing cards makes her so mad but all dis it anyways and the last time I see her was as Thanksgiving that she got to meet her great grandson for the first time seeing him loved the look on there faces and her great step granddaughter
  6. Guest: Cheryl Ann Cooney-Reynolds | Orleans Indiana
    Date: February 11, 2024
    My Grandma Ruby and I sitting on her bed and going through old photos of everyone! My favorite memory of her and I together❤Going to miss you so much Grandma Ruby and Love You💔💔💔
  7. Guest: Betty Hancock | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: February 11, 2024
    Linda & family, I'm so sorry for your loss & pain at this time. I remember Ruby from over 45 years ago. Always so sweet to everyone. Cherish all the good memories.
  8. Guest: Cheryl Cooney | Niagara Falls, New York
    Date: February 11, 2024
    Grandma, my memory of you baking your pies and our family gathering together when dad would bring us to visit. My most finest memories I will always cherish. I love you always and forever grandma ♥