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Ruby Nell Ream
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

© Glenn

Ruby N. and Elden H. REAM

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Enid, OK The graveside service for the Rev. Ruby Nell Ream, 88, of Cherokee, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. The Rev. Matthew Yoder will officiate. Arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.

She was born June 19, 1921, near Hartshorne to John Huston and Alpha Gertrude Scott Williams and died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Share Medical Center, Alva.

She lived in Henryetta until age 3. She moved with her family to Eakly, where she attended school.

She married Elden Harley Ream April 12, 1936. They lived in several towns before moving to Cherokee, where they raised a family.

She had been a lay minister for 53 years and was recently ordained. She taught Sunday school, worked with women's ministries and served in various church offices. She also had served 20 years on the board of Assembly of God Church of Cherokee. She volunteered at the Ministrial Alliance Thrift Shop for 18 years and worked as a nurse aide at Masonic Hospital in Cherokee for 30 years. She also worked in in-home health care. She was a seamstress and quilt maker.

Surviving are one son, Caral Ream of Enid; two daughters, Eldeana Ream of Oklahoma City and Nelda Jinkerson of Brandon, Fla.; one brother, Paul Williams of Manteca, Calif.; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden, two brothers and three sisters.

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