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Ruth Tindel

November 19, 1936 August 11, 2019
Ruth Tindel
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Obituary for Ruth Tindel

Funeral services for Ruth Brewer Tindel, 82, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at The United Methodist Church of Frankston with the Rev. Dr. Faulk Landrum and the Rev. Dr. Matt Thomas, pastor, officiating.
A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.
Burial will be in the Tindel Family plot at the Athens City Cemetery.
Mrs. Tindel died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 in Tyler.
She was retired as tax assessor-collector for Frankston Independent School District, where she had served for more than 20 years, not only in the tax office but also handling payroll, insurance and the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS). She also assisted the superintendent and business manager in budget preparation.
Earlier Mrs.Tindel had been office manager for Austin Clinic and was an officer in the Frankston Medical Assn. That non-profit group was responsible for recruiting a medical doctor for the Frankston area who would eventually serve at Austin Clinic, named in recognition of the family of the late Jeff Austin Sr., Frankston banker. She did much work for the association in finding the doctor. For their work, the FMA group was honored by the Frankston Lions Club as “Citizens of the Year”.
Mrs. Tindel and her family were active in The United Methodist Church of Frankston. When her children were youths she worked with the youth group. When her work and family responsibilities permitted, she participated in church projects. She attended worship services and Sunday School regularly until limited by her health issues, and she tried to practice her Christian faith every day.
She spent much of her leisure time in caring for her flowers and garden and visiting with children, grandchildren and other family members.
Mrs. Tindel and her family came to Frankston from Jacksonville after she and her husband, Joe W. Tindel Sr., purchased The Frankston Citizen, weekly newspaper, in 1973. She assisted in accounting and as a valued adviser for her husband and sold advertising in Tyler for a time. In Jacksonville, she worked for an accounting firm while caring for her children and husband – advertising manager, assistant editor and sports reporter for the Jacksonville Daily Progress. She and her family were active in the First United Methodist Church and she was active in the Utile Dulce Study Club, serving as an officer.
The Tindels had resided in Beaumont, Athens, Bryan and Holdenville, Okla. before moving to Jacksonville.
Mrs. Tindel and her husband recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 16, 1959 in the chapel of the Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler.
Born on Nov. 19, 1936 in the Chandler area of Henderson County, one of 11 children, she spent most of her early years in the Tyler area. While she was residing in the Omen community, she attended Arp Schools and was a member of the high school band, but she moved to Tyler as a high school senior to graduate from Tyler High School in 1955. While a senior and after graduation she worked as a bookkeeper and office assistant for several Tyler firms.
She was preceded in death by her parents, E.C. And Myrtle Nowlin Brewer, sisters Jewel, Margaret (Polly), Evelyn, and Kathleen; brothers Ernest, Hubert and Norman; and an infant son.
Survivors include her loving husband Joe Sr.; son Joe Jr. and wife Jennifer of Euless; daughter Carol Lynn of Athens; grandsons, Jack Grady and wife Kaitlin of Grapevine; Joseph Max Stegall of U.S. Navy, Norfolk, VA; granddaughter Katie Ann and fiancé John Austin Moreno of Dallas; brother George M. Brewer of Bossier City, LA, sisters Agnes Ireland of Athens, and Shari Odom and husband Van of Troup; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are grandsons Grady Tindel and Joseph Stegall; nephews Danny White and Larry Robertson; brother-in-law Van Odom; John Austin Moreno, Jerry Beard and Mark Tatum.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Fellowship Class and other friends of The United Methodist Church of Frankston, friends and associates of Frankston ISD, friends of Jacksonville, Tyler and Athens and Tom Brewer and the other nieces and nephews of the Brewer family.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Frankston, the Frankston Depot Library and Museum or your favorite charity in medical science research.


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Visitation

Saturday

17

Aug

5:00 PM 8/17/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Autry Funeral Home - Frankston

East 379 Pine Street
Frankston, TX 75763

Autry Funeral Home - Frankston
East 379 Pine Street Frankston 75763 TX
United States

Service

Sunday

18

Aug

3:00 PM 8/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
United Methodist Church of Frankston

110 S. Weldon St/
Frankston, TX 75763

United Methodist Church of Frankston
110 S. Weldon St/ Frankston 75763 TX
United States
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