Ruth Ellen Osgood Ashworth, 80, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Christus Hospital St. Mary, in Port Arthur. She was born January 23, 1932, to Texie Pennington Purser and Leslie Purser. Ruth's family and her church were very important to her. She also enjoyed reading. She was always involved with kids, whether through work or church. Ruth used to sew costumes for the kids in the neighborhood. She was generous, very caring, and strong willed, that was the back bone of the family. Ruth was an amazing woman. Survivors include her children, Barbara Taylor of Wichita, Kansas, A.C. Combs and his wife, Ruby of Colmesneil, Margaret Barnes and her husband, Mike, Ronnie Osgood and his wife, Terri, and Kenneth Osgood and his wife, Kim, all of Nederland, Kevin Osgood and his wife, Donna of Port Neches, Janet Osgood also of Nederland; step- daughters, Nancy Padilla and her husband, Blas and Jo Jackson, both of Vidor; twenty-nine grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren; and sisters, Irene Brantley of Lubbock, Sue Casheros of Ethel, Washington, and Winnie Harrell of Bonheim. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Broussard's, 505 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Triangle Baptist Church, 3605 Highway 69, Nederland, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, under the direction of Broussard's. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 18, 2012