Ruth Ellen (Wilson)
Mar 6, 1940 - Nov 6, 2017
Submitted by: Becky Rogers
http://www.coffeymurray.com/Ruth Ellen (Wilson) Morris, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, foster mother, friend, family member, and proud member of the Choctaw Nation, joined her Savior on Monday, November 6, 2017 at the age of 77 years and 8 months.
She was born to Noel and Starlia (Peeler) Wilson on March 6, 1940 in Lane, Oklahoma. Ruth met and married Jimmie in Atoka, Oklahoma on November 3, 1956, he preceded her in death in 2014.Ruth attended school in Atoka County, and at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She was employed by the Choctaw Nation as their Personnel Director for seven years, she was also secretary of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Alliance. Ruth was passionately involved in the landmark lawsuit to reinstate the 1860 Choctaw Constitution. Ruth, along with David Gardner, were instrumental in acquiring the OPC building for the Tribal Headquarters to be located in Durant, Oklahoma. She had a strong work ethic, owning a business in Durant, and Atoka. Ruth was a past member of Business and Professional Women's Association, and founding member of The Friends of the Library. She enjoyed watching her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids play sports, and participate in their school activities. What Ruth valued most was her family and friends, she always looked forward to the times they spent together. She was a compassionate, loving person who dedicated herself to caring for the elderly for 13 years, and 72 foster children over her lifetime. Ruth loved her foster children and it broke her heart when they would leave her. She was passionate about her family history and spent many hours on her Genealogy, so she could leave a heritage for her family to enjoy.
Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her parents, Noel and Starlia Wilson; husband, Jimmie Morris (2014); siblings, Eugene, Aubrey, Nadean, G .E., James, Ferman, and Kenneth; great-grandchild, Kalum Lee.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request that donations be made to the Calvary Baptist Church bus fund.
Family Hour will be from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday November 9th at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A church service in honor of her life will be held at 10:00 AM Friday November 10th at the Calvary Baptist Church with Bro. Darel Bunch officiating.
Interment will follow at Butler Cemetery in Lane, Oklahoma. Serving as pallbearers will be Ruth’s grandsons and the honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.Services are under the direction of Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.
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