Ruth A. Davis

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Ruth A. Davis, 66, of China Spring, passed away Saturday, December 7th at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 10AM Wednesday, December 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Tuesday, December 10th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Ruth was born January 25, 1947 in Hillsboro and attended Hillsboro schools. She married Jerry Davis on December 18, 1965 in Hillsboro. They moved to Waco in 1970 and then to the China Spring area in 2000. She worked for Waco ISD and China Spring ISD, retiring in 2008 after 26 years of combined school service. She loved being around students; so after retirement, she continued to work driving a school bus up until her death. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, traveling, and her roses.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Doris (Ramsey) Worth; and brother, Jerry Worth.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Jerry Davis; daughters, Alisha Moore and husband Keith of Katy, and Trisha Harrell and husband Charles of China Spring; son, Jeffry Davis of Bedford; grandsons, Joshua, Brady, Travis, and Jacob West; granddaughters, Taylor and Macy Moore, and Maddie and Mackenzie Harrell; one great grandson, Jayden Moore; sister, Joy Hatcher and husband Don of Leander; and beloved sister-in-law, Joyce Lillard of Waco.

Pallbearers will be Joshua West, Brady West, Travis West, Jacob West, Charles Harrell, and Tim Talbert.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

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  1. I would like to extend my condolences to the Davis Family during this time of loss.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. BJ and Debbie Todaro

    To Jerry and family:

    May our Lord give you and the family comfort during this time of loss. Praying for you my friend.

  3. Alicia, so sorry to hear about your mother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dallas and Veronica Burke


    We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Remembering her sweet smile and big hugs … we have such fond memories and are blessed to have known her!

    Praying today that you would feel God’s overwhelming peace and comfort.

    Love you,
    Dallas and Veronica Burke

  5. I will miss Ruth… She was my wife Gail’s cousin & my friend. Hard to believe has been so many years since school days. Will miss Ruth…

  6. Rest in Peace to a nice person.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with Ruth"s family.My memories go back to my childhood,she was just one of the many wonderful cousins that God blessed me with.May God Bless.
    Doug Ramsey

  8. Blessings of mercy and peace for this whole family ,Ruth was a sweet Lady and will be missed

    From The Intermediate Kitchen

  9. Jadie & Fran Freeman

    Dear Jerry & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. Our prayer is that God would surround your entire family with His loving arms to give you peace & comfort. May He give you strength to face the difficult days ahead.

  10. May God make your days be filled with ease at this time of loss. Ruth will be so missed by everyone who had the good fortune to know her, and I was one of the lucky ones. She loved and was so proud of her kids. And her grandchildren were her greatest joys. God must have had a plan for her, just know that she is with him now.

  11. Jim and Jimmie Mullen

    Our prayers and love go the family on your loss. We have such wonderful memories from when the kids were all young and in school.
    Ruth was very special and we were blessed to know her.

  12. kat bussey constable

    ruth will be missed. i will never forget how she always made sure i had a mothers day gift to give my mama, often giving me something of her own.

  13. Ken and Glenda Tucker

    Jerry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. May God Bless you in this time of sorrow

  14. Kenny and Pam Reigert

    When we think of Miss Ruth we think Roses! She loved her Roses! 🙂 We remember looking out our kitchen window some summer nights and she would be working away in her garden and later would get told she was up til 2-3 o’clock in the morning! She was more than just an neighbor to us! Miss Ruth is going to be highly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and the family. Love you guys!
    -The Reigert Family

  15. Nimmie [Johnson] Bryant

    Jerry and family,I am so sorry for your loss.Ruth was a sweet and wonderful lady.She will be missed dearly.God Bless you and your family.The Lord is getting a angel.

  16. Will miss this sweet lady. She was a hard worker here at the district, a true Cougar, and respected by all. May you find comfort in the Lord as with friends and family in the healing process.

  17. sorry for your loss.may god be with yor family

  18. Almost 6 years later and i still think about you everyday! I miss you so much Nana, but i know I’ll see you again soon! I love you!

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