OBITUARY

Ruth M Killough

November 5, 1923March 12, 2019
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Ruth Moeller Killough of Victoria, Texas, passed away March 12, 2019. She was born November 5, 1923 in Wichita, Kansas to the late Carl Walden and Nellie Roe Moeller. The family moved to Weslaco, Texas, in 1924 and then to Austin, Texas, in 1933.

As a girl, Ruth became interested in singing and attended voice lessons in junior high school. She sang in various choirs and for weddings and social functions. During her high school years she sang with the glee club and also with the University of Texas Opera Company. After high school, Ruth attended the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

Ruth met her husband, John Andrew Killough, Jr., while working a summer job at the State Capitol, where they both worked in the Controller’s Dept. John was attending the University of Texas while working part time. Shortly after, John left to go into the Navy and they were married while he was still enlisted. After service, John obtained his degree in accounting and they moved to Victoria, Texas, in 1954, when John obtained employment here with the O’Connor-Braman Estate.

Ruth and John became parents to a son, John Andrew Killough III, in 1960, and a daughter, Ruth Anne Killough, in 1962. Ruth was a devoted homemaker and mother, but also found time to volunteer, being a member of the Junior Service League and also a pink lady volunteer at Citizens Hospital. She and John were very active in their community and in their church. A devout Christian, Ruth was a member of Faith Family Church and spent endless hours volunteering and ministering to her friends and community. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Janice Moeller Filley; and her beloved husband, John Andrew Killough, Jr., who passed away on July 12, 1977.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Anne Killough, of Victoria, Texas; son, John Andrew Killough III and his wife, Angi, of Inez, Texas; grandchildren, Trisha Davis, Lacey Davis, Caleb Davis, Wayne Killough and wife Allison, Steven Killough and wife Amanda, Cody Taylor, and Derek Turner and wife Shelby; great- grandchildren, Kyle Taylor, Riley Taylor, Cecil Taylor, Sean Reynolds, Abbie Turner, Hunter Turner, Brooke Killough, Bryson Killough, Brynlee Killough, and Scarlet Killough.

The family will receive guests at a visitation to be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Helms presiding. Burial Service will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Killough, Steven Killough, Cody Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Derek Turner, and Caleb Davis.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

  • FAMILY

  • John Andrew Killough Jr., Husband
  • Nellie Ruth Roe Moeller, Mother
  • Carl Walden Moeller, Father
  • Ruth Anne Killough, Daughter
  • John Andrew (Angi) Killough III, Son
  • Janice Moeller Filley, Sister
  • Trisha Davis, Grandchild
  • Lacey Davis, Grandchild
  • Caleb Davis, Grandchild
  • Wayne (Allison) Killough, Grandchild
  • Steven (Amanda) Killough, Grandchild
  • Cody Taylor, Grandchild
  • Derek (Shelby) Turner, Grandchild
  • Kyle Taylor, Great Grandchild
  • Riley Taylor, Great Grandchild
  • Cecil Taylor, Great Grandchild
  • Sean Reynolds, Great Grandchild
  • Abbie Turner, Great Grandchild
  • Hunter Turner, Great Grandchild
  • Brooke Killough, Great Grandchild
  • Bryson Killough, Great Grandchild
  • Brynlee Killough, Great Grandchild
  • Scarlet Killough, Great Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Wayne Killough, Pallbearer
  • Steven Killough, Pallbearer
  • Cody Taylor, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Taylor, Pallbearer
  • Derek Turner, Pallbearer
  • Caleb Davis, Pallbearer

Services

18 March

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Colonial Funeral Home

Chapel


18 March

Interment

Memory Gardens Cemetery

US Highway 87 North
Victoria, Texas

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
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Carol Wisdom

March 16, 2019

Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you. I knew Ruth most of my life & remember many treasured memories. Was there when both of you were babies....,
Always enjoyed being around your parents. Can still see multiple dogs over the years she had. May she Rest In Peace & enjoy her heavenly rewards & reunions.
Love to you all,
Bryan & Carol Lenz Wisdom

Nanc Alkek-Mayer

March 16, 2019

I am sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. My sincere condolences to the famiy. Ruth was always so kind to me, inviting me to church and sharing special words with me when I first moved to Holiday AcresMHC. She was a dear sweet and inspiring lady for sure. May God comfort those who loved her in this time of loss.

Muriel Cullen Argen

March 16, 2019

My prayers and sympathy to Killough family
Muriel Cullen Argen
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Kristin Crow

March 15, 2019

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom, grandma, and loved one. I know Heaven welcomed a beautiful soul. Praying for y’all’s peace and comfort.

— Kristin, Joey, Skyler & the ^girls^

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Biography

Ruth Moeller Killough of Victoria, Texas, passed away March 12, 2019. She was born November 5, 1923 in Wichita, Kansas to the late Carl Walden and Nellie Roe Moeller. The family moved to Weslaco, Texas, in 1924 and then to Austin, Texas, in 1933.

As a girl, Ruth became interested in singing and attended voice lessons in junior high school. She sang in various choirs and for weddings and social functions. During her high school years she sang with the glee club and also with the University of Texas Opera Company. After high school, Ruth attended the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.
Ruth met her husband, John Andrew Killough, Jr., while working a summer job at the State Capitol, where they both worked in the Controller’s Dept. John was attending the University of Texas while working part time. Shortly after, John left to go into the Navy and they were married while he was still enlisted. After service, John obtained his degree in accounting and they moved to Victoria, Texas, in 1954, when John obtained employment here with the O’Connor-Braman Estate.

Ruth and John became parents to a son, John Andrew Killough III, in 1960, and a daughter, Ruth Anne Killough, in 1962. Ruth was a devoted homemaker and mother, but also found time to volunteer, being a member of the Junior Service League and also a pink lady volunteer at Citizens Hospital. She and John were very active in their community and in their church. A devout Christian, Ruth was a member of Faith Family Church and spent endless hours volunteering and ministering to her friends and community.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Janice Moeller Filley; and her beloved husband, John Andrew Killough, Jr., who passed away on July 12, 1977.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Anne Killough, of Victoria, Texas; son, John Andrew Killough III and his wife, Angi, of Inez, Texas; grandchildren, Trisha Davis, Lacey Davis, Caleb Davis, Wayne Killough and wife Allison, Steven Killough and wife Amanda, Cody Taylor, and Derek Turner and wife Shelby; great- grandchildren, Kyle Taylor, Riley Taylor, Cecil Taylor, Sean Reynolds, Abbie Turner, Hunter Turner, Brooke Killough, Bryson Killough, Brynlee Killough, and Scarlet Killough.

The family will receive guests at a visitation to be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Helms presiding. Burial Service will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Killough, Steven Killough, Cody Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Derek Turner, and Caleb Davis.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com