Virginia Lee Ruth


Virginia Lee Ruth, 99, of Greenville, passed away on Jan. 16, 2019. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Ben McGraw officiating. Visitation will be 1 P.M. until service time.
A graveside service will be 1 P.M., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, Okla.
Virginia was born Aug. 25, 1919 in Blackwell, Okla. to Alice Marie Neff and William Henry Neff. She married the love of her life, Ronald E. "Bud" Ruth on Aug. 16, 1939 in Wellington, Kans.
After World War II, she and Bud moved to Muskogee, Okla. where they raised their family and where she lived most of her years. In 2004, she moved to Edmond, Okla., and in 2011, she moved to Greenville.
She was a homemaker and was a very faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Muskogee. In Greenville, she was a resident of Harrison House for over seven years, where she had many friends among the other residents and staff.
She was a true believer in Jesus Christ and one who truly loved her neighbor as herself.
She is survived by her son, William Ruth and wife, Deborah of Greenville; grandchildren, Deborah Green and husband, Todd of Stillwater, Okla., Nathan Baker and wife, Andrea and April Woner and husband, Charlie of Edmond, Okla., Michael Ruth of Aubrey, Jenny Shoffner and husband Nick, of Conroe, Christy Fountain and husband, Chris of Briarcliff, Brent Roddy and wife, Amber of Iowa Park, and Eric Roddy and wife, Keeton of Mansfield; as well as 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter, Marsha Jones, and her brother, William Robert Neff.
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