Mary Ruth Clark

February 13, 1927 - November 6, 2017

Mary Ruth Bench Edwards Clark

Funeral Services for Mary Ruth Bench Edwards Clark, 90 year old Leonard resident, are scheduled for Thursday November 9, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Leonard. Brother Chad Leutwyler will officiate. Burial will be in the Arledge Ridge Cemetery near Bonham. Family visitation will be Wednesday November 8, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel at Leonard.

Mary Ruth was born February 13, 1927 at Leonard. Her parents were Frank and Cora Luttrell Bench. She married Claudis A. Edwards June 2, 1946. After Mr. Edwards death, she married Bert R. Clark August 6, 1993. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leonard and was a member of the TEL Sunday School Class. She was a loving homemaker, wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a very good cook and cooked in the cafeterias at both the Leonard and Austin schools. She quilted at the SNAP Center for more than seventeen years and was awarded the RSVP Award by TCOG for her many hours of volunteer service. She passed away Monday November 6, 2017 at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Claudette and Jerry Griffin of Leonard, Glenn and Connie Edwards of Turkey Creek, Barbara Reeves of Bonham, Kenneth and Michelle Edwards of Leonard; her brother and sister: Robert Neal Bench of Sherman and Mildred Wilder of Bulverde; her grandchildren: Kevin and Susan Wright of Celina, Kelly and Shannon Wright of Frisco, Diana and Robert Pemberton of Campbell, Danny and Stephanie Edwards of Leonard, Ashley and Rodney Boggs of Leonard, Benjamin and Alex Edwards of Sherman, Lauren and Gabriel Griffin of Reno, Nevada; her great-grandchildren: Dakota Wright of Celina, Brenlee Wright and River Wright, both of Frisco, Kenleigh Stevens and Piper Boggs, both of Leonard, Holten Pemberton, Hunter Pemberton and Hannah Pemberton, all of Campbell, Aubrey Edwards and Emerson Edwards, both of Ector; her step-daughters and their spouses: Barbara Flanagan of Leonard, Pat and Narvin Alexander of Whitewright, Peggy and Leamon Ray Chandler of Leonard and Donna and Tom Gray of Trenton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands: Claudis Edwards and Bert Clark; two sisters, Bessie Ansley and Cleta Hall; three brothers-in-law, Floyd Hall, Jr., Otis Wilder and Pete Ansley , a sister-in-law, Martha Bench, three nephews, David Wilder, Jim Ansley and Charles Ansley and a step-son-in-law: Coy Flanagan.

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Barbara, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, and wish I could have been there for the service as you were there when my mom passed away. Please accept my deepest condolences. Gary McLain, November 11, 2017 Barbara ,, sorry to hear about the loss of your mother..I got to know her when I took several quilts up to the snap center to be quilted. ..prayers for all the family's. . Linda Keen Hall, November 8, 2017