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CANYON LAKE, Texas – Clara Ruth (Gerhart-Dowell) McKee passed away at her home in Canyon Lake, Texas, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at the age of 92. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Eldon Russell McKee; her son, Jimmy Frank McKee; sisters, Bess Horn, Marie Sutton; and brother, Raymond Gerhart. She is survived by her daughters, Joy McKee Williamson of Canyon Lake, Texas, and Sue McKee Stacy of Tahlequah; daughter-in-law, Phyllis McKee of Canyon Lake, Texas.; sister-in-law, Betty Leonard of Canyon Lake, Texas; grandchildren, Rick Williamson, Tiffiny Williamson, Russell Stacy, Savanna McKee, Crystal McKee, Tish Anderson and Tori McKee; along with 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Clara Ruth married the love of her life, Eldon (Mac) McKee July 4, 1940. She graduated from Arcadia High School in 1939. She and Mac shared many wonderful times together and will share many more now, back together in eternity. Ruth had a beautiful life with her children and family, sharing many special times. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is deeply loved and will be missed tremendously. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 10, 5–8 p.m., and services on Friday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake, Texas. Graveside services will immediately follow at Hill Country Memorial Gardens on Texas Highway 46. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canyon Lake Humane Society by calling 830-899-2527. Sign the guestbook at www.doeppenschmidtfuneralhome.com. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, 189 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, Texas; 830-625-3434.
Published on  December 9, 2015
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