COLEMAN — Eva Ruth Gardner Traylor, age 96, entered her heavenly home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

Graveside service were held at noon Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Coleman Cemetery Pavilion, with the Rev. Brad Slaten officiating. Burial followed in the Coleman Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. There was a visitation at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, Coleman, Texas.

She was born to William Fulton Gardner and Grace Mae McCarroll Gardner March 27, 1917, in Coleman County, Texas. She was married to Martin Teague Traylor Nov. 25, 1934, in First Baptist Church, Coleman, Texas.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she spent her life caring for her family. Nothing ever compared to her hot homemade bread. She was well-known for giving her fresh baked goods to friends, neighbors, and anyone who was ill or needed help. She was a long-time member of The Fisherman’s Chapel Church at Lake Brownwood where she was famous for appearing each Sunday with hot homemade cinnamon rolls.

She is survived by her children: daughter, Nita Traylor Breedlove of Lake Brownwood; sons, Bobby Joe Traylor and wife Carol of Snyder, and Jimmy Wayne Traylor and wife Lynn of San Saba; son-in-law, Charlie Abbey of Tulsa, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, Ann Abbey, Linda Ferguson, Greg Breedlove, Scott Breedlove, Jon Traylor, Angie Cairo, Mark Brewer, Denise Bartlett, Rene Traylor-Blackwell and Todd Traylor; 11 great-grandchildren, Chris Ferguson, Steve Ferguson, Ami Breedlove Mayfield, Peyton Traylor, Amanda Cairo, Bailey Soltow, Emily Soltow, Tyler Soltow, Nicholas Traylor, Ashley Traylor and Jacob Traylor; 10 great-great-grandchildren, Rylie Ferguson, Piper Ferguson, Reece Ferguson, Nicole Ferguson, Zach Ferguson, Alexis Ferguson, Maddison Ferguson, Hailey Ferguson, Ryker Ferguson and Charles Henry Mayfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years; daughter, Betty Jeane Abbey; grandson, Monty Teague Traylor; and son-in-law, Charles Breedlove.

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