Ruby A. Mayo

Ruby A. Mayo of Wabasha passed away August 11, 2021 of natural causes at Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center. She was born in Harrisberg, IL on February 1, 1927.
After graduating from high school, she moved to the Elgin / St. Charles, IL area and met and married Donald H. Nelson on April 25, 1951. She had two children with Donald, Donald L. Nelson, who passed away in November of 2012, and Grace A. Nelson of Wabasha she and Donald later divorced.
She met William L. Mayo in 1964 and they married on August 29, 1965. They had two children, Matthew Mayo and Barbara D. (Mayo) Johnson. William (Bill) passed away in June 1989.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers and one sister, her husband Bill Mayo and her son Donald L. Nelson.
She is survived by her daughters Grace Nelson and Barbara Johnson and son Matthew Mayo, granddaughter Francesca A. (Snyder) Olson and great grandchildren, Tavish Olson, Raena Lee Olson and Elise Olson.
Special thanks to Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center for the wonderful care she received at their facility.
A graveside service was held on August 18, 2021 at Riverview Cemetery of Wabasha by Abbott Funeral Home and Crematory, Wabasha, MN.

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