Funeral services for Myrtle M. Love, 95, w ill be be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, in the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Chapel in Rockdale. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. at Bellwood Memorial Cemetery in Temple. Rev. Jack Chelf will officiate.

Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Love died Monday, July 18, in Cameron Nursing Center in Cameron.

She was born March 30, 1916, in Valley Mills to Benjamin Jehu and Verda Elizabeth (Thomas) Evans.

Mrs. Love graduated w ith honors from Salado High School as Valedictorian in 1934 and attended Southwest Texas State University, obtaining a BA and M.Ed. degree.

She married Harold Love on Jan. 24, 1942, in Yuma, Arizona.

They lived in San Diego, California, for three and a half years. While there, she was a member of the Junior Women’s Club of San Diego.

Mrs. Love was a school teacher in Goodville, Bartlett and Lexington. In Rockdale, she taught first grade in the same classroom for 29 years, retiring on May 31, 1982.

She was a former owner of Love’s Flower & Gift Shop in Rockdale from 1975 to 1989.

Mrs. Love was a member of First Baptist Church, a member at large of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and a life member of the Crippled Childrens Camp of Kerrville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, on Aug. 21, 1998; her parents; three brothers, Morris, Thomas and Moody Evans; a sister, Wilma Woodward; and a great-granddaughter, Maci Love Dolat.

Sur v ivors are a daughter, Pamela Kay Dymke of Rockdale; two granddaughters, Kelli Dawn Hilton of Rockdale, Staci Dolat of Raleigh, North Carolina; four great-grandchildren, Bailee Sierra and Hunter Shea Hilton, Joshua Jon and Megan Hope Dolat; and a sister-in-law, Doris Love of Holland.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Evans, Jamie Woodward, Morris Dale Evans, Don Evans, Randy Evans and Dan Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are Ken Alan Evans, Joel Evans, Tracy Woodward, Bill Woodward, John Love, Ricky Love, Eldon Ball and former employees of Love’s Flower & Gifts.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 109, Rockdale, TX 76567 or to chairity of one’s choice.

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