Mrs. Ruth Leonard passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, peacefully at home with her children surrounding and praying over her. Funeral service for Ella Ruth Leonard, 84, of Anderson, Texas will be 11 am, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center. Ruth’s family will receive guests during visiting hours from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bryan City Cemetery; officiating is Rev. David Whitaker. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.
She was born September 27, 1932 in Midway, Texas and lived in Bryan for 65 years. Her last residence was in Anderson, Texas for the last ten months. She was a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur.
Survivors include one son Mr. Joseph W. Leonard and wife Audrey of Bryan; seven daughters Mrs. Janeth Nevill and husband Michael of Anderson, Mrs. Laura Klesel and husband Dennis, Kay Leonard of Bryan, Mrs. Cindy Berridge and husband John of Katy, Mrs. Sherry Mushinski and husband Stephen of Hearne, Mrs. Sally Whitaker and husband Pastor David of Anderson, and Mrs. Jody Jasper and husband Bobby of New Braunfels; twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; two brothers Mr. Frank Brinkley and Mr. Mac Brinkley of Willis and a sister Mrs. Mary Harrelson of Huntsville.
Mrs. Leonard was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Warren Leonard; her parents Willie Arthur and Elma Estelle Brinkley; her brother Billy Joe Brinkley and sister Hope White.
Honoring their grandmother as Pallbearers are Jacob Blaha, Jonathan Blaha, Joshua Blaha, James Klesel (Jimbo), Chad Leonard, Joey Leonard, Isaac Nevill, Matthew Nevill, Marcus Patranella, Ray Patranella, Joey Whitaker, and Payton Whitaker. Honorary Pallbearers are her great-grandsons and grandsons-in-law Patrick Blaha, David Fields, D. J. Fields, Donovan Leonard, Brandon Klesel, Buddy Munsey, Lane Munsey, Ryan Nevill, David Preston, Hunter Simons, Todd Simons, and Zachary Yoemans.
Ruth’s family welcomes you making a memorial donation to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803 in her name.
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