OBITUARY

Ruby Thornton Rivers

December 27, 1923January 14, 2019

Ruby Thornton Rivers, 95, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 in Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors with Reverend Curtis Holland. Interment will be at Prairie Hill Cemetery in Prairie Hill, Texas. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 at the funeral home.

Ruby was born on December 27, 1923 to John W. and Dorothy (Hashaw) Thornton in Delia, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Waco. She worked for many years as a supervisor with Graham Embroidery. Ruby enjoyed her life to the fullest and worked to the ripe age of 88 before deciding to retire for the second time. She loved to spend time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great and great great grandmother to all those in her life. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters; son-in-law, Robert Stanford.

Ruby is survived by her three daughters and their spouses, Barbara Gauntt (JoLynn), Freida Skinner (Horris) and Darlene Stanford; 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Baylor Scott and White Hospice.

  • FAMILY

  • Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters; son-in-law, Robert Stanford.

    Ruby is survived by her three daughters and their spouses, Barbara Gauntt (JoLynn), Freida Skinner (Horris) and Darlene Stanford; 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bobby Stanford
  • Jeff Stanford
  • Darrell Stanford
  • Mike Gauntt
  • Joe Castillo
  • John Hoover

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ruby Thornton Rivers

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Brenda Niekamp

January 17, 2019

Darlene and family,

I enjoyed speaking with Ruby and you when visiting my mom. Ruby was a sweet and dear lady.
My deepest sympathy to all.

Brenda Niekamp

Eddie Cunningham

January 16, 2019

You know I can barely remember when my grandmother “Mema” and Aunt Ruby didn’t live near each other. It was always a comfort to know they were watching out for one another. Since Mema has been gone I know Ruby probably missed her the most. Ruby loved all Family and even started our annual reunion to help us grow closer. I’ll miss her, but I’m comforted knowing she’s gone to complete her family in heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY