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Patsy Ruth Word

Patsy Ruth Word, 90 of Vernon, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Vernon, Texas.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Derrell Monday officiating. Burial followed at the Eastview Cemetery under the direction of the Sullivan Funeral Home.
Patsy was born Tuesday, March 18, 1930 in Vernon, Texas to the late Darrell Shelton and the late Vidue Lytle Shelton. Patsy married Billy J. Word on March 7, 1948 in Vernon, Texas. Billy passed away on Feb. 1, 2006. Patsy was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #424, the Wilbarger County Historical Committee, had also served as a director of the Carnegie Library and was a member of the Wilbarger General Hospital Auxiliary. Patsy enjoyed bridge and was a member of several bridge clubs. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Patsy is survived by two sons Joe Dean Word and wife Nancy and Gregory Don Word and wife Judy; one daughter Vidue Ann Wilson and husband Ronnie. Patsy is also survived by four grandsons Joe Don Wilson, Joe Ed Word, David Lynn Wilson and wife Rhemy and Andrew Paul Word; one granddaughter Heidi Word Slaydon and husband Chris; her great grandchildren Stryker, Blaze, Flint, Tristan, Chainey, Eli and Eric. Patsy is survived by several nieces and nephews as well as Cassidee and Korin Hall
Patsy was proceeded in death by her parents Darrell and Vidue Shelton, her husband Billy J. Word and a sister.
Memorials can be made to Carnegie Library, First Baptist Church Ministry Program or favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

1 Comment

  1. Wanda Waggoner on September 21, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    I just found about your Mother death. I feel your pain. I loss my Mother around this time last year. I will keep you and your family in my Prayers. Take care and keep safe.

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