Ruth Carmon Long Petross, 79, of Brownwood, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Feb. 19, 2018. Carmon was born in Sulphur Springs to Sidney and Thelma Long on July 4, 1938. She was a wonderful woman, mother, sister, and friend to all who loved her. Carmon played the piano in the church almost all of her life. She was a nurse for 33 years and a very talented seamstress and loved to cook great meals for all.

She was preceded in death by her husband Pete Petross; parents Sidney and Thelma Long; one brother Dell Wayne Long; and two sisters, Justine Bass and Betty Carley.

She is survived by two brothers, Frank and Denise Long; two sisters, Juanita Mills and Jean Carlisle; son, Bill Rains; daughter, Ruth Burns; son-in-law, Steve Burns; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She will be missed by all those that loved her. They have peace knowing she is in Heaven and will one day be reunited with her again

The family will greet friends during visitation at from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Heartland Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Greenleaf Cemetery.