Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years



August 24, 2022

Rose Anne Rubis, 94, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield after a lengthy illness. Born on July 7, 1928, in Alton, she was the daughter of Pete and Louisa (Zarantonello) Manar. She married Bruno Rubis on July 8, 1967, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. He preceded her in death.

Rose went to St. Mary's Grade School in Alton. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Belleville in 1946 and returned to St. Mary's to teach first grade from 1946-1967.

She and Bruno owned Rubis Imported Foods in Collinsville. Rose was a loving and devoted mother dedicating her entire life to her developmentally disabled son. She was a devoted Catholic and remained a faithful servant throughout her life.

Surviving are her son, Joseph "Jeb" Ernesto Bruno Rubis; brother, Bill Manar of Bunker Hill; two sisters-in-law, Carla Finn and Paula Manar; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph Schenato, John Schenato, Charles Manar and Richard Finn; and seven sisters, Nellie Hartmann, Josephine Watts, Lucy Ament, Angie Epperheimer, Annie Manar, Mary Manar, and Edith Herren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill with Father Michael Haag officiating. Burial was at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Collinsville.

Memorials may be made to Locust Street Resource Center (please put CILA on the memo line), 320 S. Locust St., Carlinville, IL 62626 for the benefit of her son. Condolences may be left online at


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