Ruth Corley


Funeral services for Ruth Edna “Nana” (Daniel) Corley, 79, of Midway, were Friday, June 3, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. The Rev. Debbie Drost officiated, and interment followed in Elwood Cemetery in the Elwood Community.

A visitation was held on Thursday, June 2, at the funeral home.

Ruth Corley was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Crockett, to Awtrey Fleming and Edna Peterson Daniel. Ruth was born at home in a house that her father and grandfather built. She grew up in the Shiloh Community of Houston County and moved to the Elwood Community of Madison County in 1964. She was a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth loved spending time and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her yard and enjoyed keeping it pretty.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, John Willis Corley, with whom she would have celebrated their 56th anniversary. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Bebe Bynum, Barbara Atkinson and Audrey Millican.

Ruth is survived by her children, Ricky McKinney of Houston, Randall “Boo” Corley (wife, Sylvia) of Porter, Glenda Farrell of Bacliff and Dee Corley of Madisonville (special friend, Darrel Ward). Other surviving family includes her sister, Margie Miller of Odessa; grandchildren Shanna Berrien (Bradley), Brandon Burkhalter (Deanna), Sheree Crenshaw, Tammy Cisneros, Joshua McKinney, Jeremy McKinney, Leslie Corley, Randi Corley, John Corley, Lindsie Wood (Lance), Lanie Cannon (Dustin) and Tanner Baker (Laura); great-grandchildren, Kara, Caleb, Kendall, James, Brandilynn, Michael, Tyler, Junior, Chelsea, Alexis, Claudia, Thomas, Kinsley, Maverick, Trant, Claire and Cason; great-great-grandchildren Jackson, Alannah and Tino and brother-in-law, Leland Corley (Barbara). Ruth is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved dearly.

Pallbearers were Joshua McKinney, Jeremy McKinney, Brandon Burkhalter, Tanner Baker, Lance Wood and Dustin Cannon. Honorary pallbearers were Darrel Ward, Steve Parrish, Leland Corley and Ray Spivey.

Memorials may be made to: CHI Madison St. Joseph Health Center, P.O. Box 698, Madisonville, Texas, 77864.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Carnell and the nursing staff for the special loving care they gave our Mom.

Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.