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Ruth Ladell Chisum

August 16, 1930 — May 7, 2023

Ruth Ladell Chisum

Ruth Ladell Jackson Chisum, 92, went to her heavenly home on May 7, 2023, in Seymour, Texas.

Visitation will be held at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors on Monday, May 15th in Borger, Texas from 5:00–7:00pm.  Graveside services will be on Tuesday, May 16th at 11:00am at Lieb Cemetery. 

Ruth was born to Dan Wilson Jackson and Clara May Capell Jackson on August 16, 1930, in Spearman, Texas. 

She married the love of her life, Don Alford Chisum, on September 18, 1948, in Stinnett, Texas.  Ruth and Don had one son, Danny Chisum.

Ruth worked as a beautician and enjoyed gardening and working in her beautiful backyard.  She loved games and spent time playing bridge with many close friends.  Ruth was an amazing cook and known for her delicious meals that she often shared with others.  She attended Stinnett Methodist Church in Stinnett, Texas and was instrumental in starting the prayer shawl ministry in Hutchison County.  Ruth loved watching sports and was often seen in the stands cheering on her son, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was our beloved “Memaw” and one of our biggest fans. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her siblings, Loree Harbour, Ada Rose Phelps, Wynell Leverton and Doyle Jackson. 

She is survived by her son Danny and Marsha Chisum of Seymour, Texas.  Two grandchildren, Cody and Alana Chisum of McKinney, Texas along with Kenda and Rusty Gilbreath of Seymour, Texas and five treasured great grandchildren, Caden, Keegan and Kenlee Gilbreath and Chandler and Brynn Chisum. 

Memorials may be sent to Stinnett Methodist Church, 420 W Sixth St, Stinnett Texas 79083, Lieb Cemetery, 9414 County Rd E, Stinnett, Texas 79083 or your favorite charity. 

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Past Services


Monday, May 15, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors - Borger

314 S Hedgecoke St, Borger, TX 79007

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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