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Graveside services for Alma Ruth Ashby, 87, of Ada and formerly of Allen are at 2 p.m. Monday at the Allen Cemetery. Brother Ed Rutherford will officiate.
Family and friends may call at the Allen Chapel from 4 p.m. Sunday until the service.
Mrs. Ashby passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at a local nursing home. She was born Feb. 17, 1930, at Ashland to David A. and Rettia J. Burris. She graduated from Allen High School. She and her family moved to Allen in 1944.
She married W.R. Ashby at Fort Smith, Arkansas. He preceded her in death Oct. 31, 1992.
Mrs. Ashby had worked as a cook at McCall's Chapel School for 18 years. She had also worked at Tinker Air Force Base for four years. Mrs. Ashby was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Laquita Johnson and her husband, Delwayne, of Allen and Connie Keeling of Chickasha; her grandchildren, Kara Berst, Ada, Jared Johnson, Allen, Shanea Stringfellow, Loco, Brandon Stringfellow, Henryetta, Malacha Nunley, Marlow, and Desiree Keeling, Chickasha; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Wright, Shawnee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Sherry Stringfellow; and two granddaughters, Celeste Keeling and Amber Keeling.
Published on January 19, 2018
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