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Ruth Ann, daughter of Lillian (Russell) and Ross O. Vore, was born April 24, 1928 in Dacoma, Oklahoma. She passed at the Greenbrier Village in Enid on the 17th of March at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 24 days.
She attended the Dacoma School System and went on to attend Northwestern State College.
Miss Vore was married to J. W. Small on September 23, 1949. To their marriage four children, Preston, Jennie, Jeanette and Lisa were born. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 23, 2009.
Following their marriage they lived in Dacoma and operated a hog business and were involved in cattle, wheat and thoroughbred horse racing which J. W. and Ruth enjoyed together.
When Ruth wasn’t busy with her children and grandchildren’s activities she volunteered with the Pink Ladies and the election board. She was also know as an excellent cook and loved to garden.
She was a member of the Alva Wesleyan Church.
Mrs. Small was preceded in death by her husband J. W. on December 22, 2009, her parents, a brother and his wife, Glen (Buster) and DeDe, two sisters, Doris Goodwin Koppitz and Mary Glasgow, three brother-in-laws, Harlon Goodwin, Burr Koppitz and Wayne Glasgow.
Ruth is survived by her son Press of Dacoma, three daughters, Jennie Small of Woodward, Jeanette and her husband Fred Atha of Clinton and Lisa and her husband Mark Boler of Enid. Four grandchildren and their spouses, Justin and Miranda Small of Oklahoma City, Travis Small of Cleveland, Ohio, Jared and Alison Atha of Canute, Oklahoma Jenisa and Danny Penn of Pittsburg, Kansas; a great granddaughter Rylan Small; a sister-in-law, Loleta and Max Leslie of Alva; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
March 21, 2012, 2:00
Alva Weslyan Church
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