Josephine Lara Ruiz, born September 18, 1931, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her husband; George R. Ruiz, her son; Jimmy Ruiz, Parents; Jesse and Juanita Lara, brothers; Jesse Lara Jr., Herman Lara and Son-in-law; Alfonso Castilleja Jr. She is survived by her children; Martha Castilleja, Rose Castilleja (Rudy), Mary Cortez (Johnny), Jimmy G. Ruiz (Emelia), Georgia Jutson (Ronnie), John Ruiz (Anna), and Stephen Ruiz (Diana), 24 Grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Visitation was held Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne, Texas. Rosary followed at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hearne, Texas. Services to be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Thursday, May 26, 2015 with internment at St. Jose Cemetery.