BETTY RUTH KOERNER GILBERT, 71, passed away on
Dec. 1, 2013 in Abilene, TX, with burial at the
Merriman Cemetery near Ranger.
Betty was born on March 23, 1942 to Ruben & Veoma
Alice (Sawyer) Koerner at Ranger, TX. She grew up
in Ranger attending Hodges Oak Park School and
Ranger High School in the Class of 1960. She married
Johnny Gilbert and they made their home in Ranger.
Betty was a member of the Ranger Ex's Association
and a Member of Merriman Baptist Church for over
40 years. She was a Prayer Warrior as well as sweet
and thoughtful of others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband
Johnny, 1 son; Larry Howell (RHS-1977) & a daughter,
Survivors include her son: Danny and wife Kelly of
Ranger. Her grandchildren which she raised, Melissa
Myers and Kimberly Hall both of Eastland, grandson
Colton Howell of Ranger. Great-grandchildren Destiny
Hall of Eastland, Dylen, Dimere & Dyecil Foster of
Eastland, and a host of friends.
Tommy Ford honored by classmates on 50th anniversary
Mike Herrington, Mac Jacoby, & Betty Koerner Gilbert
with her granddaughter Melissa Myers.
HUSBAND: JOHNNIE VAUGHN GILBERT, 87, of Ranger, TX,
passed away Dec. 14, 2012, with burial in Merriman
Cemetery near Ranger, TX.
Johnnie was born Dec. 2, 1925 in Brownwood, TX to
Clarance Curry and Gertrude (Richardson) Gilbert. He
worked as a gin operator, a truck driver, & he repaired
CBs. He also worked for Bob Carrol for seven years as a
security guard. He married Betty Koerner (RHS-1960) in
October of 1972 in San Angelo, TX. Johnnie was a member
of a Baptist church in Santa Anna, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother,
and a daughter.
Survivors at the time of his death include his wife:
Betty Gilbert of Ranger, TX, his sons: Britton Gilbert
of San Angelo, Texas and Danny Howell of Ranger, his
daughters: Diane Warnick of San Angelo, TX, & Kimberly
Hall and Melissa Myers of Eastland, TX and numerous
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.