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Yvonne Ruth Elder, 88, of Weatherford, Texas, died Feb. 8, 2010.

Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Main Street Church of Christ, 201 S. Main St., in Weatherford, Texas.

Ruth was born Jan. 21, 1922, to Sul Ross and Myrtle (Piquette) Ratliff. She married Harry B. Elder on Aug. 31, 1941, in Rockwell, Texas. Ruth lived in McKinney, Texas, for 47 years, moved to Mineral Wells and then to Weatherford, Texas, where she resided at Holland Lake Nursing Center.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Elouise Elder Thompson, of Mineral Wells; son, Mack Elder and wife, Jean, of Greenville, Texas; grandchildren, Becky Thompson, Daniel Thompson and Jason Elder and wife, Kelly; and great-grandchildren Austin Fielder, Jenna Elder and Jessica Elder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; and by her parents.

Because of Ruth’s love of animals, donations in her memory can be made to City of Weatherford-Parker County Animal Shelter.


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