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Ada Ruth Reynolds

February 3, 1930 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 90)


Ada Ruth Brown Reynolds, 90, of Port Neches, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.

Ruth was born in Lawrence County, Illinois on February 06, 1930 to Roy Brown and Elizabeth Fry Brown. She was a resident of Port Neches for 44 years and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Port Neches.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, August 21, 2020 at the Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the funeral home.

After the funeral service in Port Neches, Ruth will return home to Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation for family and friends in Lawrenceville will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the funeral home, which may be found with the following link:, followed by a graveside service at the Centerville Cemetery in Lawrence County, Illinois.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Troy G. Reynolds, who passed September 20, 2019 and is interned in the Centerville Cemetery.

Surviving relatives include her son, Troy Edward Reynolds and wife, Deanna of Missouri City, Texas; step-son, Stephen Logan Reynolds of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and step-daughter, Deborah Foster and husband, Bill also of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Courtney Renee Reynolds, Carly Marie Rivers and husband, Zach, and Mason Wayne Reynolds, as well as a great grandson, Logan Rivers. Ruth is also survived by her sibling, Lu Wilson of Vincennes, Indiana.

Ruth spent her entire youth in Lawrence County, enjoying being surrounded by loving family on the family farm. She attended a single room, country school on route 2 through 8th grade. She attended Lawrenceville High School, graduating in 1947. Upon graduation, she accepted a job at Cochran Insurance, where she worked for five years. In 1952, she obtained an opportunity to work at the Texaco refinery in Lawrenceville. She was employed by Texaco for eight years. It was while working at Texaco, that she met her loving husband, Troy Gladney Reynolds.

On May 14, 1960, Ruth was married to Troy, and began their life’s journey together. She left the employ of Texaco to focus on the needs of her home and husband. They spent the first four and a half years of their life together living in Lawrenceville. Their first home was a small garage apartment. In 1962 they needed more room as their family was expanding. With impending arrival of a child, they moved to the corner of 8th street and Dubois. On September 25, 1962, Ruth gave birth to a son, Troy Edward Reynolds at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. The next three years she spent living in Lawrenceville surrounded by lifetime friends and loving family. 

In 1965, she faced the greatest challenge, thus far. Opportunity called, and she and Troy and their toddler set off to California. The first time she had lived away from the comfort and known surroundings of family and friends. They spent ten years in California enjoying all that the west coast had to offer.

In 1974, once again, she was called upon to relocate her household and family. This time, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They spent two wonderful years in Louisiana, before their final move to Port Neches, Texas, where she had Troy build a home that would be where they resided together for the next 43 years.

Throughout her life, Ruth enjoyed, reading, painting, traveling, and had a passion for flower gardening. She dedicated her life to the well-being of her family and friends she held most dear.

Ruth had the opportunity in life to travel and see many places and enjoy many things, but to her what was always most dear, was family and home. She is at peace now, and the final leg of her journey in this life is to return home, be near all the things she knew so well in her youth, and to rest eternally at the side of her beloved husband. 

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August 26, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home
1303 12th Street - P.O. Box 564
Lawrenceville, IL

Funeral Service
August 27, 2020

10:00 AM
Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home
1303 12th Street - P.O. Box 564
Lawrenceville, IL

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