Mary Ruth Strickland
By Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Alstyne
Nov 5, 2018
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Van Alstyne, Texas -- Mary Ruth Strickland, was born February 3, 1925 in Anna, Texas; she married Robert Yeury Strickland, on August 2, 1947, until his death on August 28, 2008.

Mary worked for Ray Nunley Hardware Store in Van Alstyne after high school and at First National Bank (now Texas Star) for 41 years.

She is survived by a sister, Virginia McNeese and her husband, Charles McNeese of Richardson, Texas; and a brother, Lindy Harris and his wife, Pauline Harris of Denton, Texas; and many nieces and nephews who dearly loved her. Preceding her in death were her parents, Lee and Ella Harris of Van Alstyne; seven brothers and four sisters-in-law: Cleo & Dovie Harris of Dallas/Allen, Garfield Harris of Van Alstyne, Bailey and Vera Harris of Van Alstyne, Troy and Margaret Harris of Dallas, Louie and Pauline Harris of Sherman, Rube Harris of Hurst, and Talbert Harris of Van Alstyne.

She was secretary of First Baptist Church of Van Alstyne for many years and a member of the choir. She was the consummate organizer, volunteer, and friend to all.

She resided in Van Alstyne her entire life until 2014 when she moved to Denton to be closer to family to care for her.

No flowers, please, but donations to the Van Alstyne Cemetery, P.O. Box 1494 Van Alstyne, TX; 75495 or the First Baptist Church of Van Alstyne, P.O. Box 447 Van Alstyne, TX; 75495 would be appreciated. She donated to both of them for many years, and they were near and dear to her heart.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel, located at 637 W. Van Alstyne, Pkwy. Van Alstyne, TX; 75495. 903-482-5225. The family will receive friends one hour prior of services. Burial will follow at the Van Alstyne Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory. You may sign the online registers book at