Funeral services for Ruby Jurries Fordtran were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
July 22, 2003 at the Industry United Methodist Church with Reverend Patricia
Newcomer officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Knoll Cemetery in
Pallbearers were Dr. Winston Neely, Johnny Spiess, John Spiess, Mark
Wittner, Dr. R.A. Neely and Gayle Krebs.
She was born April 11, 1914 in Brenham, Texas the daughter of August and
Mary Kramer Jurries. She grew up in the Wesley and Bleiblerville areas
where she attended the Klump School.
Ruby was united in marriage with Lonnie Stein who preceded her in death in
August 1940. On January 26, 1944 she was united in marriage with Charles
(Dutch) Fordtran in Industry. They made their home in Industry where they
were members of the United Methodist Church. Dutch preceded Ruby in death
on December 24, 1973. Ruby remained in Industry until December 1996 when she
made her home with her daughter. Since Oct. 2000 because of her health,
she has been a resident of the Sugar Land Health Center. Ruby enjoyed working
with the children in 4-H and was active in the P.T.A. during her younger
Ruby Jurries Fordtran passed away Saturday July 19, 2003 in a Houston
hospital at the age of 89.
Ruby is survived by her daughter Delois Easterling and her husband John of
San Marcos, grandchildren Kevin Easterling and Julie Easterling, also of
San Marcos, sisters-in-law Mary Fordtran of Corpus Christi and O'Reed Lange of
Bellville, cousins Archie and Juanita Jurries of Houston and Leroy and
Bonnie Jurries of Bremond and Rosalie Moehring of the Wesley-Greenvine
area as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and many
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother August
Jurries, Jr., sister-in-law Inez Jurries, nephews Wayne, Gene and Jimmy Jurries and
several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in the Fordtran family.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home,
Posted by Joy Neely