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Obituaries

March 12, 2013

Ruth Fielden

NORMAN — Ruth Fielden, 98, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Norman.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Norman, with interment following at IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

Ruth was born April 8, 1914, to Maggie (McGinn) and Mitchell B. Meek in Ft. Cobb. Ruth grew up on the family dairy farm in Ft. Cobb and earned her teaching certificate at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha.

She began her teaching career in rural Oklahoma in a one-room school house, where she taught grades one through 12. She married Robert E “Bob” Fielden on Dec. 30, 1938. They spent the first eight of their 56 years of marriage in Chandlerville, Ill., returning to Norman in 1946.

Ruth taught pre-kindergarten for the University of Oklahoma in Norman at Sooner City Nursery until the school closed in the early 1970s. She continued her teaching career at Cochran’s Music School until she was 90 years old. Ruth had a special connection with children and a love for helping them learn.

Ruth was a longtime member of First Christian Church and Eastern Star in Norman. She was active in a County Extension group and earned many blue ribbons at the county fair for her baked cookies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maggie and Mitchell Meek; husband, Robert E. Fielden; son, Robert D. Fielden; one sister and three brothers.

Ruth is survived by her son, Fred M. Fielden and wife Anita; and granddaughter, Michelle Sutherlin and husband Brad and great-grandsons Ryan and Will Sutherlin, all of Norman. She is also survived by grandson, Mike Fielden and wife Pat of Norman; great-granddaughters Jessica Rowe and Ryan Yandell of Norman; five great-great-grandchildren; granddaughter, Kim Skaggs of Austin, Texas; and great-granddaughter, Katie Underwood of Norman.

Arrangements for Ruth and her family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

Online condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.

Norman Transcript, Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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