GOLDTHWAITE Funeral services for Margaret Ruth Coats, 85, of Goldthwaite will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home, with Dayton House officiating. Burial will follow in Goldthwaite Oakwood Cemetery.

She died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Goldthwaite Health and Rehab.

She was born March 30, 1925, in Breckenridge, to John Roach and Mamie (Warden) Roach. She was married to N.N. Coats on March 20, 1946, in Brownwood. She was a member of the Goldthwaite First Baptist Church and worked as a Registered Nurse.

Survivors include her husband, N.N. Coats of Goldthwaite; children, Craig Coats of Lampasas and Melissa Peavey and husband Don of Richardson; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Gail Coats.