Eva Ruth Gronewald
Eva Ruth Gronewald
  • January 31, 1928 - May 19, 2017
  • Kaufman, Texas

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Eva Ruth Gronewald

Ruth Gronewald, 89, passed away May 19, 2017, in a nursing home in Carthage, Texas. She was born January 31, 1928, to David J. and Eva Coil Wren in Kaufman County, where she resided all but the last five years of her life.

Ruth married Fred Gronewald, Jr., on November 9, 1946. She worked as a nurse for more than 30 years in Kaufman. She loved her family and community. She was a good cook, often taking food, such as red beans, fried turkey or summer sausage, to show her love. She was an active member of Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; parents, Dave and Eva Wren; sisters, Irene Day, Alice Locklin, Maurine Dorough, and Virginia Jones.

Living relatives include two sisters, Geneva Woolverton and Betty Fox; one son, Dennis Gronewald and wife, Jan, of Longview, Texas; granddaughters Joy Redmond and husband, Joe, of Santa Clarita, California, Kate Conley and husband, Allen, of Longview, Texas; one great granddaughter and namesake, Eva Redmond, of Santa Clarita, California; and many dear nieces and nephews.

The family is deeply grateful to many tender caregivers and medical staff in recent years, especially those connected with Briarcliff Nursing Home and Hospice Plus.

A graveside service will be held at Wilson Chapel Cemetery, Kaufman, Texas, Wednesday, May 31st, at 2 p.m. Prior to the service Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Anderson Clayton Funeral Home, Kaufman, Texas.

Memorials may be made to Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church or Wilson Chapel Cemetery Association.