Margie Ruth Mainer, 76, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Texas County Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 16, 1935, in Concord, N.C., daughter of Earnest Mackenzie and Mary Lou Meismer Blackwell. She and Earl J. Mainer were married July 15, 1952. He died in 2009.
She spent her first 16 years growing up in the Concord, N.C., area. She traveled alongside her husband, who was in the Army. The enjoyed trap shooting together.
She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, gardening, canning food and cooking. She loved her dog, Angel, and her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Earl; her parents; an infant sibling; four brothers, Harold Blackwell, Herman Blackwell, Arnold Blackwell and Marvin Blackwell; and four sisters, Bee, Annie, Ruby and Helen.
Survivors include five sons, Robert, Joe and Larry of Houston, Keith of Raymondville and Tommy of Plato; a daughter, Earlene Stoops of Houston; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
Services were Tuesday, July 5, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Ed Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Central Baptist Church or Central Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.