MBNA Officer Elected President Of the Texas Cemetery Association

Fort Worth, Texas — The Monument Builders of North America would like to congratulate Ryan Worthington, owner of Erath Gardens of Memory in Stephenville, TX, for her appointment as President of the Texas Cemetery Association. Ms. Worthington is the first female to become President of the Association, which turned 90 years old in 2018. The Texas Cemetery Association (TCA), an association of cemeteries in Texas, formed in 1928 to act as a liaison between cemeteries, monument dealers, the public and state and local government. Ms. Worthington was installed as President during the TCA Annual Convention, which took place on May 19-21, 2019, in San Antonio, TX.

Ms. Worthington currently serves as a Vice President of the MBNA and Liaison over the Pillar of Advocacy as well as on the Board of Directors for the Southern Monument Builders Association. Ms. Worthington operates Worthington Monuments, Inc. with her husband, Matt Worthington. It is a family owned and operated business established in 2000. Their principal office is located in Burleson, TX, just south of Fort Worth and they have additional offices in Cleburne, Arlington and Colleyville, TX.

MBNA is the largest trade association for firms and individuals in Canada and the United States that are engaged in the retail sale of monuments, wholesalers and manufacturers of monuments, or provide goods, services and materials to retailers or wholesalers of monuments.

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