Ruth D. Binkley (1926 - 2019)

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McCoy Funeral Home Inc
401 E 3rd St
Sweetwater, TX
Graveside service
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
1:00 PM
Slater's Chapel Cemetery
Nolan, TX
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Memorial service
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
3:00 PM
Wesley Court
Abilene, TX
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Ruth Dunlap Binkley died January 4, 2019 in Abilene, Texas at the age of 92. Born December 9, 1926 at Nolan, Texas, she was the youngest of seven children of Robert Pleas and Mary Effie Collins Dunlap. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Divide High School, received a B.B.A. degree from Southwest Texas State University where she was elected to membership in Alpha Chi and was listed in Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, and where she also met and married her late husband, G.W. Binkley, in 1947. She later received her M.Ed. degree from the University of Houston and was a teacher, supervisor and elementary school principal for 29 years. She served as president of the Eta Gamma and Lambda Delta chapters of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in the Houston area and was a lifetime member of the PTA. During retirement she enjoyed the Ex Libris Book Club and served as president of the '93 Club of the Woman's Club of Fort Worth. Since returning to West Texas to live, she has been an active member of the Abilene Woman's Club and the University and Wylie Churches of Christ. Ruth will best be remembered for her Christian service. She taught Bible classes for many years, and she and her late husband were very active in mission work, having the educational building at the church in Reynosa, Mexico named in their honor. She spent many of her retirement years providing care for family members who were terminally ill. She was One of 5 recognized in 1994 as a SISTER OF SERVICE at ACU'S annual teacher's workshop. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, her parents, three brothers, two sisters, and her daughter Patricia Susan Gabel. She is survived by a son Greg Binkley and wife Joyce Anna of Wingate, TX, a son-in-law Michael Gabel of Staunton, VA, a grandson, Dr. Gary Binkley and wife Jennifer of Abilene, Texas, a granddaughter, Julie Binkley of Tyler, Texas, 2 great-grandsons, Brandon and Zach, one brother, C.C. Dunlap and wife Alice of Corpus Christi, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Slater's Chapel Cemetery, Nolan, Texas with Mike Ensminger officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Christian Broadcasting, 605 Bradley Ct., Franklin, TN 37067, or Christian Service Center, 3185 N. 10th St., Abilene, TX, 79601, or a Charity of personal choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

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