Dorothy Ruth Lindsey, age 86, of Karnes City, Texas, passed away Dec. 28, 2011. She was born Sept. 14, 1925 in Iola, Texas to William B. Sheffield, and Ethel Wells Sheffield. Ruth worked for the Karnes County Tax Office for over 37 years and served as Tax Collector Assessor for four terms. She married William Henry Lindsey on Feb. 5, 1944 at the Frederick Air Force Base in Oklahoma. She is survived by her sons William M. Lindsey of Houston, Texas, and Craig Lindsey and wife Sally of Spring Branch, Texas; sister Pauline Wallace and husband Melvin of Alvin, Texas; grandchildren Arissa Lindsey, Courtney Schermerhorn, Ryan Lindsey, Matt Newman, and Danny Newman; and great grandchildren Kace, Ella, and Lyla. Schermerhorn. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother Harold Sheffield; grandson Derek Lindsey; and daughter-in-law Diana Lindsey. Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at Rhodes Funeral Home, and the funeral services were held 2 PM, Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment was held in the Karnes City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Gibbons, Luke Patton, Stanley Salge, Matt Newman, and Danny Newman. The funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.