Ruth Erma Osteen was born November 28, 1912 in Ocala, Florida. She feel asleep in death April 7, 2012 in Dripping Springs, Texas at the age of 99. She lived her last 70 years in Texas, and she now awaits her resurrection when our Lord Jesus returns to this earth to reestablish His Kingdom. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends during her final days. Ruth was well known by her devoted faith in God. She began each day by reading God’s word and she would speak continually of her faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Arthur Osteen, her father, Frank John Beardslee, her mother, Jessie Viola Halsey, two sisters, three brothers, and her son, Robert Lovejoy. She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Fulps and Eleanor Oatman, her son, Thurman Lovejoy and wife Tonna, daughter-in-law, Evelyn Govro and husband Jim, grandchildren, Michael, Carlton, Richard, and James Lovejoy, Cindy Young, Janet and Sue Lovejoy, and David Cook. She is also survived by many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home, at 5:00 P.M. to 7 P.M., Monday, April 9, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at McCurdy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gerald Sankey officiating. Interment to follow at Bunton Cemetery in Dale.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Austin Christadelphian Ecclesia or to New Century Hospice of Austin, Texas.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 East Pecan Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com
Annette & Butch SheltonApril 10th, 2012 on 9:06 am
Thinking of you at this time of sadness. May the joy Sister Ruth had in the Hope of Israel sustain you in the coming days. With Love in Christ, Annette Shelton
Trudy LovejoyApril 15th, 2012 on 2:09 am
Grandma Ruth will truely be missed. Although I was not around her the last 12 years, I will never forget the many good times we (Jesse, Joshua, Judah, Jalyn) had with her. She was a very strong women, and a true inspiration to all of us. We love and miss you.