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TAHLEQUAH – Ruby Jeanne Wofford, age 70, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2015, at the residence of her son in Springdale, Ark. Ruby was born Ruby Jeanne Houchin on Nov. 27, 1944, in Albert Lee, Minn. She relocated to Teresita where she attended Oaks Mission High School. Ruby was the owner and proprietor of Cameo Hair Fashions in Tulsa, a real estate investor and, after 26 years with Northeastern State University, she retired from her career in academic advisement. Ruby was preceded in death by her son, Terry Alvin Wofford; and parents, Rosie Bell McCelland and Toy Alvin McCelland. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Jim Leon Wofford of Tahlequah; her son, William Kevin Wofford and his wife Katinka with grandchildren Fletcher, 17; Holden, 7; Elain, 6; and Neyo Paige, 9 months; her sister, Linda Thilges and her husband John Thilges of Peggs with children Traci, Angie, Melanie and Jason; her brother, Jimmy McCelland of Cedar Crest with children Brian, Lorenda and Cindy; and many cousins and great nieces, nephews and adoring friends. At Ruby’s request, there will be no showing or formal funeral. Hart Funeral Home in Tahlequah will provide a graveside service at Moodys Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. Information will be posted online at www.hartfuneralhome.net. A memorial will be held at the Wofford’s residence in Tahlequah at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and celebrate the life of Ruby Jeanne Wofford. In lieu of flowers, please send to Hart’s Funeral Home or accompany them to the Moodys Cemetery. Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, 918-456-8823.
Published on  April 17, 2015
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