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Ruth Ann Waters was born on September 30, 1921, in the Manard community in rural Cherokee County, Oklahoma, to Leslie "Nix" Morgan and Cordia White. She graduated high school from Chilocco Indian School. Ruth Ann served our country in World War II as a Sargent in the Women's Army Corps, where she was assigned to a large supply depot near Manchester, England. Her memories there include taking cover in bomb shelters to escape German raids. After her service, she obtained Bachelors and Masters degrees at Northeastern State College. She also completed graduate studies at The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. Ruth Ann taught for 35 years in various schools including Lost City, Ralston, Sacred Heart in Muskogee, and Wagoner. She was a faithful member of Hulbert First Baptist Church for over 60 years, serving on various committees and in numerous positions, including church clerk and church trustee. Ruth Ann was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. She was a longtime volunteer at Hastings Indian Hospital. She was a sports enthusiast and an avid fan of the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Lord called Ruth Ann to her eternal home on August 29, 2016. Ruth Ann is survived by her son, Larry Waters and wife Kathie, of Hot Springs, AR, and daughter Ramona Ham and husband Rick, of Norman, OK, sister-in-law Janice Morgan, granddaughter Kayla Ham, grandson-in-law Robert Kilpatrick, great-granddaughter Kendra Kilpatrick, great-grandsons, Kyle Kilpatrick and Kory Kilpatrick, great-great-granddaughter Rylie Camp and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Francis Morgan and his wife Ella Morgan, Henry Morgan, and Baby Boy Morgan, her sisters, Victoria Morgan, Vera Morgan, and Peggy Morgan, and her granddaughter, Leslie Kilpatrick. The funeral service will be at First Baptist Church of Hulbert, on Friday September 2, 2016, at 1:00PM. Officiating the service will be Glen Rowan and Roger Shaw. Interment will be at Eureka Cemetery following the service. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, Oklahoma.
Published on August 31, 2016
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