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2009-10-15 / Obituaries

Myrtle Elizabeth Ford

February 8, 1919 - October 6, 2009

Myrtle Elizabeth Ford was born February 8, 1919 in Briary, Falls County, Texas to Henry Thomas and Stella Jane (Davenport) Burgess. She was a lifelong resident of Milam County, living in Milano.

On November 9, 1935, she and Ben Ford were married in Rockdale. To this union five children were born. Myrtle was a homemaker and member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Rockdale.

Myrtle passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2009 in the Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale, reaching the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben on October 10, 2008. Their son, Roy Wayne Ford in 2001, two infant children, her parents and all of her brothers and sisters.

Surviving are: Son, Denson Ford of Rockdale. Daughter, Nancy Willis of Rockdale. 6 grandchildren, Alan Finch of Austin, Dewayne Ford of Reno, Traci Sholtis and husband Jon of Buda, Paul Ford of Rockdale, Kevin Ford of Taylor and Melissa Martin of Rockdale. 4 great-grandchildren, Kayla Morgan, Brandon and Megan Sholtis and Heather Ford.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home followed by burial in the Milano Cemetery in Milano with Rev. John Warren and Rev. Calvin Springer officiating.

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