Mary Ruth Kurowski, age 96, passed away on September 29, 2017. Ruth
was born in Limestone Giles County, Tennessee on July 5, 1921 to Elsie
and Ethel (Wilburn) Rogers. She was a member of Eastern Heights Baptist
Church and was saved at an early age.
Ruth had a long, loving life. She had three children with her first
husband, Fred Lentz, before she was widowed at a young age. She later
married her husband, John Kurowski in Alabama. The couple moved around
for a while, until Phillips Corporation transferred them to Bartlesville
in 1964, where they ultimately settled down.
Ruth loved her family and loved cooking for them. She owned Ruth's
Country Kitchen in Copan, Oklahoma and was in the restaurant business
for over twenty years. Her homemade rolls were famous and people drove
from miles around to enjoy them.
Ruth loved cooking, gardening, clogging, music, painting, crocheting and
enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a true "Southern Living" yard with
her beautiful flowers and had a big vegetable garden every year. She
played on her company basketball team traveling to various places,
played softball and loved all sports.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lentz; husband, John
Kurowski; daughter Shirley Lentz Tayrien, her parents Elsie and Ethel
Rogers; five brothers and three sisters.
Ruth is survived by her son, Fred Lentz and his spouse Birdie; daughter,
Janice Lentz Karr; daughter Connie Kurowski Bottenfield and her spouse
Kent; and son, Johnny Kurowski and his spouse Jeff Oliver; her brother,
John William Rogers; her sister, Martha Newton; eleven grandchildren,
twenty-three great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held at the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel on Monday,
October 2 at 2pm and visitation will be Sunday evening from 6pm-8pm.
Cemetery Details Memorial Park Cemetery
4200 Nowata Rd
Bartlesville, OK, 74006
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