Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX


Mary Ruth Nessmith

October 9, 1931January 8, 2020

Mary Ruth Nessmith, age 88, of San Angelo, Texas entered into rest on Wednesday January 8, 2020. Mary was born October 9, 1931 in Eola, Texas to Robert and Christine Morrison. Mary graduated from Lakeview Highschool in San Angelo, Texas. She later worked as a secretary for State Farm. Mary married William Harvey Nessmith on August 9, 1951 and the couple welcomed three children, which began her journey as a homemaker.

In her free time, Mary enjoyed spending time with fellow members of the Elks Lodge. She also loved to travel, go shopping with friends and family, and express her creative side by sewing and painting. Mary will be dearly missed by those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Christine Morrison, husband William Harvey Nessmith, and her daughter Valerie Sides.

Mary is survived by her daughter Judy McNeill and husband Jim; son Wesley Nessmith and wife Lea; sister Peggy Morrison; and sister-in-law Dorothy Morrison.

A visitation for Mary will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Johnson's Funeral Home. A funeral service will occur Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM, with burial to follow at Johnson's Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com for the Nessmith family.


  • Robert and Christine Morrison, Parents (deceased)
  • William Harvey Nessmith, Husband (deceased)
  • Valerie Sides, Sister (deceased)
  • Judy McNeill and husband Jim, Daughter
  • Wesley Nessmith and wife Lea, Son
  • Peggy Morrison, Sister
  • Dorothy Morrison, Sister
  • Mrs. Nessmith also leaves behind 6 grandkids, 14 great-grandkids, and 3 great-great-grandchildren to cherish her beloved memory.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020


Mary Ruth Nessmith

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Nevie and Kent Lacy

January 12, 2020

Mary was a wonderful employee, working for us for most of our 30 years with State Farm. She always had a great, upbeat attitude and was always on time and so nice to all our clients and her coworkers. She taught us a lot and we appreciated her so very much. She was an amazing lady, and loved her kids and grandkids so much. I know you will miss her!

Carolyn Gaye Nutt Hamilton

January 9, 2020

Judy and Wesley- I was really saddened to heat about Mary she was a great lady, and will be missed. I have a lot of memories of coming to Wilcox and spending the summer with you all. Mary kept one step ahead of Judy and I . And I know I will miss her. love you all.
Carolyn Nutt Hamilton