Memorial services for Ruth Ann McIlvenna will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.

Ms. McIlvenna died Aug. 11, 2013, in the comfort of her loving family in Temple. She was born April 7, 1938, in Decatur, Ill. and was raised in nearby Maroa, Ill.

She was a strong, giving, caring and devoted person and those surrounding her were deeply touched and inspired. Her energy and spirit were boundless and her work ethic was tireless. She was recently retired from the Educational Services Division at Fort Hood, where she worked for over 30 years, accumulating a wealth of friends.

She was an active mother and grandparent who remained engaged in her children’s livelihoods and was well known within the community. She will be missed by many, but her legacy will be never ending.

Ms. McIlvenna was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Pryde; father, Elwin C. “Pete” McIlvenna; and mother, Aldah McIlvenna.

Survivors include her daughter, T. Renea McIlvenna of Killeen; sons, Kevin L. McIlvenna of Antioch, Calif., and Michael K. McIlvenna of Killeen; and four grandchildren, Regan and Brandon McIlvenna of Killeen and Tyler and Halle McIlvenna of Antioch, Calif.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at

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