Memorial services for Ruth Evans, 78, Fruitvale, are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Paul Stanley officiating.
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Mrs. Evans passed away March 28, 2019 at her home in Fruitvale. She was born January 23, 1941, to John & Neva Gilbreath Conner. Ruth was born in Rusk, spent her early years in Tyler, then moved to Irving, where she graduated from Irving High School, Class of 1959. She had lived in Fruitvale since 1972. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and baking, and many artistic hobbies. Mrs. Evans is preceded in death by her father, John Conner; mother, Neva Shiflet; and three brothers, George Conner, Michael Conner and Bobby Conner.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Carl Evans of Fruitvale; two daughters, Shelli Crocker and husband Jerry of Fruitvale; and Carla McGlothlin and husband Bryan of Fruitvale; three brothers, John D. Conner of Kansas, Jerry Shiflet of Euless and Terry Shiflet of Edgewood; five grandchildren, Evan Crocker, Ember Crocker, Jana Koonce Brightman, Ryan McGlothlin and Carley Sale; two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Aubrey Sale and one on the way; and numerous other relatives and friends.