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Wilma Ruth Kyle

Wilma Kyle obit

Wilma Ruth Kyle, a long-time resident of the Crockett area died peacefully Monday, the 20th of May at the Community Care Center.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Dent Kyle and leaves behind two daughters, Sharon Kyle and Amanda Mask and husband, Wayne; three granddaughters, Morgan Odom and husband, Chaz, Madison Mask and friend, Matt Coleman, Molly Myatt and husband, Landon; a sister, Reba Navarro, over a dozen nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Born March 5, 1934 and raised in Apple Springs, Texas the daughter of Gladys and Bonnie Mathis (Gude) Kendrick and sister to two brothers, Paul and Clifford Kendrick and three sisters, Mildred Comardo, Jewel Sisk and Reba Navarro.

In her early years, Ruth picked cotton and worked on the family farm. After graduating from High School, she moved to Houston and worked for Gulf Oil Company and married Dent in July of 1953. She was a devoted wife and Mother and continued living in Houston until the early 1980’s when she and her husband retired and moved to Grapeland.

Ruth loved home cooked meals and playing dominoes. She was an excellent seamstress and caregiver to many, enjoyed her family and friends and was a devoted Christian.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel in Crockett with Dr. Wayne Mask officiating. Interment will follow in the Dailey Community Cemetery in Grapeland.  Family will receive friends for visitation at 1:00 p.m. prior to service.

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  1. So sorry to hear about your mom, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  2. Oh Mrs Ruth. I remember all our 42 parties. What fun we used to have. Between Dent and Troy talking and you and I wanting to win we were quite a bunch. Dear family, please know how I love this dear sweet soul and will always treasure our friendship and good times. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a jewel.
    Sincerely, LaWanda Pennington

  3. I loved to listen to her tell stories: About Uncle Dent wrestling their pet deer out of the peach orchard or calling the woodpeckers in for a meal of peanut butter on bread by tapping on a pine tree with a coke bottle, etc. Then there was the time she was coming home from grocery shopping in Grapeland and got pulled over by a highway patrol. When he asked her why she was going so fast she told him she had to get home and put the ice cream in the freezer before it melted. The highway patrolman laughingly told her to hurry home, but drive safely. Stories of Uncle Paul’s pranks such as talking her into smoking a corn silk from which she promptly caught her brand new flour sack dress on fire.
    I’ll miss her stories and her genuine smile. A great friend, a great lady and I’ll bet she’s up there in Heaven today with Uncle Dent telling those stories to the angels

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