ODESSA — Funeral services for Ruth Florey, 85, of Odessa and formerly of Brownwood, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with the Rev. David Mossbarger officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery.

She died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at her home.

She was born Jan. 25, 1922 in Brownwood to Arthur and Laura Thomason. In May 1945, she married Ben Castleman Florey Sr. in Brownwood.

Survivors include her sons, Ben Castleman Florey Jr. of Austin and Joe Neal Florey of Odessa; daughters, Frances Helen Bessire of Lubbock and Laura Elizabeth Morrow of Midland; brothers, James Neal Thomason of Brenham and John Arthur Thomason of Brownwood; sister, Juanita “Tissie” Roach of Hamilton; eleven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.