Kathleen Royal was born Jan. 6, 1920, to Ada Brown and Sam Kirkley in Greenville, Miss. She passed away on Dec. 12, 2007.
Kathleen married Ross Royal on March 26, 1945 and was happily married for 48 years until Ross” death in 1993.
Kathleen was a devoted mother and wife. She was known for her gentle way. She was also a member of the First Lockhart Baptist Church.
Kathleen worked for a while at the old Lockhart Savings and Loan. She then worked as a deputy in the County Clerk”s office. She eventually became County Clerk and remained in that position until her retirement in 1985.
Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Ruth Roecker and son Ronnie Royal and wife Michel of Lockhart. Also surviving are grandchildren Christy Holloman and husband, Bobby, Guy and Shannon Rucker and Mary Lowrance.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at McCurdy Memorial Chapel, with Gary Rodgers and Mary Lowrance officiating. Interment followed at Lockhart City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Fred Moore, Michael McCormick, Tommy Lowe, Bobby Holloman, Ruben Roecker and Morris Roecker.
Arrangements were under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart, Texas.