Ruby Hackleman

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Ruby Eileen Hackleman, nee Walters, 74, of Belleville, IL, June 6, 1947, in Alice, TX, died Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Mercy Rehab and Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Hackleman worked in civil service for the United States Coast Guard for over 30 years. She enjoyed being outdoors, taking care of her garden and her plants. Ruby had many pets and would also feed any stray animal that came her way.

Ruby is preceded in death by her mother, Norma Walters, nee Traywick.

She is survived by her two children, Aaron (Patika) Hackleman and Traci (Stacey) Rensing, nee Hackleman; three grandchildren, Allee Rensing, Amira Hackleman, and Graylynn Hackleman; and a brother, Jim Walters.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society, Belleville, IL, or to the Endangered Wolf Center, Eureka, MO. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Private family services will be held at a later date.


6 Comments on Ruby Hackleman

Gail Noeth said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2022 at 4:20 PM

Ruby, My dear friend your now on your new journey,you*ve touched so many lives in so many positive ways.your an AWESOME friend too many too count, a friend thur thick & thin & no reason to pretend, we*ve chatted for hours & still keep on,Ruby you*ve been a loyal friend too many & will be in our hearts for eternity,remembering the remember when's from your continued schooling & your travel's,to taking care of your family & to have a solid life for them all, the many friends along the way, again the live your touched in such a positive way, my friend Thank You For Being My Friend,Goof /Goofus* Gail

  • Catawissa
  • Mo
Randa Lilley said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2022 at 8:26 AM

So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing. Neighbors for all my young years. I remember singing Ruby Ruby with her. She was good people. Prayers for family healing.

  • Caseyville
  • IL
Neal Leo POLK said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2022 at 10:05 PM

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers your way...

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Howard Kurtz said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2022 at 2:07 PM

I am so sorry. I lost my mom two years ago and miss her everyday. I wish I could lift this burden from you. Please know you have my deepest condolences.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Rutha M Crandle said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2022 at 6:17 PM

It was a pleasure to spend time with Ms Ruby when we visited from FL. She will definitely be missed. We'll continue to keep the family in are prayers. 🙏🏽❤ Will & Rutha

  • St Petersburg
  • Florida
Mary L Fancher said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2022 at 1:13 PM

Aaron and Traci, I am so sorry for your loss, and it is also the loss everyone who knew her. She is free of the pain and in a much better place. She will be missed.

  • Summerfield
  • FL

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