Ruth Elwyn Turner

Ruth Elwyn (Kirtland) Turner passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at her home near Devine, Texas. Ruth, 94, was born on October 20, 1927 in Dry Prong, Louisiana. She was the youngest of eight children born to Elmore Frederick Kirtland and Bernice Powers Kirtland.
Ruth graduated from Dry Prong High School in 1944 and went on to complete Business College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which prepared her for a career in Bookkeeping, Business Management and ultimately Business Ownership. She and her husband, Jack Turner, owned and operated Turner Office Supply in Lytle, TX for many years before both retired.
Ruth was an active member of First Baptist Church until she became home-bound due to health.
Ruth was blessed to live a long and interesting life. She never passed up the opportunity laugh or to enjoy a new experience. She had a gentle, quiet demeanor and a deep strength of character.
Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Turner, Devine, her parents, and all seven of her siblings.
Ruth is survived by her children: Pat Ramotowski of Devine, Tom Walker (Cathy) of San Antonio, Catherine (Michael) Sorrell of Devine; eleven grandchildren: Shane (Becky) Ramotowski, Kelley (April) Ramotowski, Kaiten (Brandy) Ramotowski, Jeremy (Christa) Walker, Nathan (Laura) Walker, Tia Jasso, Donald (Jennifer) Leverich, Susan Sorrell, Peggy (Barry) Sorrell, Micheal (Brandi) Sorrell and John (Eva) Sorrell: twenty-one great- grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, special friends Michael Keeton, Devine, and Elaine Gomez, Natalia.
The family would like to thank River City Hospice and God’s Country Home Health Care for the care and compassion shown our mother during her final days.
The family will have a private memorial celebration of the life of Ruth Turner in late October.