Funeral Services for Ruth Fann Bergman Stokley, 91, of Moscow will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Corrigan with Pastor Robert Jones officiating. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service.
Ruth was born on January 17, 1931 to parents Burl and Pearl Fann, both deceased, in Groveton, Texas, Trinity County. The Fann Family had 8 children. Ruth was preceded in death by sisters Dimple Walker and husband Ray Walker, sister Margy Lankford and husband Joe Lankford, brother John Fann and wife Glennie Fann and brother Preston Fann. Ruth is survived by sisters Billie Dowell (husband Johnny Dowell deceased), Byrlene Fuller (husband Arville Fuller deceased) and Ina Grace Dial and husband Winston Dial. Ruth is survived by sister-in-law Billie Bergman (husband Clayton Bergman deceased) and preceded in death by sister-in-law Lucy Bergman. Ruth graduated from Corrigan High School.
Ruth was so blessed to have been married to two wonderful men. Ruth is survived by her loving, dedicated and loyal husband James “Jim” Stokley of Moscow, Texas. They wed in 2009 and have been married for 13 years. Ruth and Jim were the picture of harmony and grace as each took such wonderful care of each other. They constantly looked to help the other by putting them first in this modern day “love story”. Jim’s loyalty was unmatched as he made trip after trip recently to Houston’s awesome hospitals to care for and to hold hands with his devoted partner. Ruth and Jim are a true inspiration to everyone that ever met them.
Ruth was married for 49 years to Edwin F. Bergman until his passing in 2000. Ruth and Edwin had 3 children, 2 sons, Douglas Bergman and Michael Bergman, both deceased and are survived by their loving daughter, Susan Bergman McLeroy and husband Dorsey McLeroy. Ruth is survived by her grandchildren Jennifer Bergman, Chris Bergman, Amanda McLeroy and Tyler McLeroy, and great grandchildren, Hunter Bergman and Lily Roberts, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth found joy in providing for and taking care of kids and loved ones. Ruth had an in-home day care for many years and then worked at the Sharpstown (Houston) Baptist Church day care for years as well. She was a teachers aid in the Corrigan-Camden ISD Primary School while also working with the children in the nursery at the Corrigan First Baptist Church, where she was member for many years. In the 90’s, Ruth could also be found regularly working the concession stands at the Corrigan Bulldog football games. Ruth and Jim loved collecting the annual pecan crop and canning peach preserves to share with family and friends. Ruth and Jim were also regular attendees at the Corrigan Nutrition Center, where they enjoyed fellowship and lunch with other senior friends.
Ruth would want to send her love and appreciation to the members of the Stokley family that welcomed her in as one of their own from day 1. The Stokley’s consistent expression of love and compassion to her was greatly appreciated as she loved every minute she spent with them.
Ruth would also want everyone to take solace in knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and reunited with so many loved ones in Heaven. This loving friend, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife will be greatly missed but her amazing legacy will live on in each of us forever.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Corrigan Heritage Center via Citizens State Bank, Corrigan, TX.
To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Ruth (Fann) Bergman Stokley, please visit our Tree Store.