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Obituaries

November 15, 2012

Ruth May Webb Phelps

NORMAN — Ruth May Webb Phelps, 89, entered into eternal peace Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Ruth was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Maud to Dennis Mars and Peva (Smith) Mars.

Services were 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Goldsby Baptist Church. Interment was at the Blanchard Cemetery.

The Mars family moved to Goldsby in 1927, where Ruth was raised with her eight siblings, all members of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She attended school in Washington, Okla.

Ruth married the love of her life, Wayne Webb, on June 8, 1942, in Blanchard. Ruth waited for Wayne to return from the war, then they started their journey together. After the war, they lived in Cushing and Edmond, where their family grew with the birth of their children. Later, they moved to Cortez, Colo., and then Farmington, N.M., to start an exciting journey with Halliburton Corp. in the new oil frontier of the 1950s. Ruth was an active member in her local churches and was a Sunday school teacher for several years. She also served as a Cub Scout leader and Girl Scout leader with her children.

In 1968, Ruth and her family returned to their home in Goldsby to care for her mother. During this time, they owned and operated the Mobile Service Station in Blanchard for several years. Ruth loved her flowers and her vegetable gardens and enjoyed sharing the fruits of her labor with family and friends. She also enjoyed cooking delicious meals for her family and sewing dresses for and with her granddaughters. Her courageous spirit and determination were evident with her faith in the Lord. She loved to read and study the Holy Bible, having read it through numerous times. Ruth retained membership at the Goldsby Baptist Church.

Ruth married Chester Phelps in 1989 and lived in her home in Goldsby, where they enjoyed gardening together. In her later years, her granddaughters and great-grandchildren brought her much joy and happiness.

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