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Ruby Nell Thompson was born April 29, 1925, in Kaufman County, to James Grover and Ara Esther Yielding. She grew up in nearby Corsicana during the depression years as part of a beautiful and tightly-knit family.
On Oct. 24, 1952, she married John Paul Thompson, Jr., making their home in Dallas before moving to Katy in 1990. After moving to Katy, Ruby loved volunteering for Memorial Hermann Hospital and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brookshire.
Ruby passed away following a brief illness Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at the age of 92 years, surviving her husband of 64 years by less than four months. She was a wonderful wife and mother, a warm, loving guide for her extended family, and a godly influence for her friends and multiple generations of descendants. Ruby was a devoted friend, a concerned listener, humble, and kind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, twin brother Robert Yielding, sisters Mary Yielding and Claudine Wilkinson, and a grandson, John Andrew Thompson.
Ruby is survived by her children, Donna Washburn and her husband Roy, Rick Thompson and his wife Karen; nieces Karen Yielding Livingston and her husband Bill, Ann Sandefur and her husband Bob; grandchildren Shelley Almand and her husband Gene, Christopher Smith and his wife Viki, Laura Thompson, Rebecca Macaluso and her husband Anthony, James Thompson, Nathan Sloan and his wife Ali, Kate Weimar and her husband John; great grandchildren, Matthew Burton, Shelby Smith, Lukas Weimar, Evan Weimer, Oakley Sloan; and great-great grandchild Madison Smith.
The family will receive friends immediately prior to the funeral service from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the Schmidt Funeral Home - East Avenue Chapel in Katy.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. with Rev. Calvin Webb officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Condolences may be expressed at www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net.
Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home
1508 East Avenue Katy, Tx, 77493 281-391-2424
Published on August 31, 2017
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