The Norman Transcript

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

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. today at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    August 1, 2014

  • Glenn W. Cox

    Glenn W. Cox, 72, of Norman, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born July 4, 1942, in Stephenville, Texas. Glenn was a commercial brick mason and partnered with his brother, Danny Cox. Together, they owned and operated Cox Masonry ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Sheila Kay King

    Sheila Kay King, 57, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home in Crowley, Texas. She was born May 12, 1957, at Ft. Sill, to Matthew and Doris King, of Lawton. Sheila graduated from Snyder High School in 1975. She attended Cameron ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 p.m. Friday at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    July 31, 2014

  • Louis Edward ‘Tex’ Raymond Jr.

    Louis Edward “Tex” Raymond Jr., 90, of Norman, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014. Tex was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Wichita, Kan., to Louis Edward Raymond Sr. and Nellie Elizabeth Duncan....

    July 30, 2014

  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 p.m. Friday at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    July 30, 2014

  • John Joseph Giudice Jr.

    John Joseph Giudice Jr., of Norman, a fisheries biologist whose pioneering research paved the way for commercial fish farming in the United States, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was 93....

    July 30, 2014

  • Arley Jay Newton

    Arley Jay Newton died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Tulsa. Arley was born Feb. 4, 1957, in Tulsa, to parents John Newton and Marianna (Pyatt) Newton....

    July 29, 2014

  • Jo Ann Oberst

    Jo Ann Oberst, 80, of Norman, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Norman. She was born April 13, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Albert Siddens and Mary (Mollman) Siddens Manley. She retired from the University of Oklahoma in 1995....

    July 29, 2014

  • Elizabeth Mary Waters

    Services for Elizabeth Mary Waters, 92, Norman, who died Friday, July 25, of natural causes, will be10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 at Robinson Street Baptist Church, 801 E. Robinson. Bill Blair will officiate. Viewing will be Monday, July 28, 8 ...

    July 27, 2014