Ruby Victoria Stockwell

March 8, 1927 – October 14, 2013

mema&papa2Ruby Victoria Stockwell, born March 8, 1927 in Oklmulgee, Oklahoma passed away on October 14, 2013. She is preceded  in death by her husband Ernest Eugene Stockwell, her parents and a brother Toy McGowin and a sister Modean Edgar.  She is survived by her children, Mary Newton, John Stockwell, and Martha Sheriff, 6 grandchildren Jennifer Haxton, Brad Sheriff, Bridget Wade, Juli Griffith, Andy Stockwell, and Matt Stockwell and 6 great grandchildren, Kaleigh Sheriff,  Allyson Sheriff, Jack Sheriff, Jason Wade, Natalie Stockwell and Brandon Wade.

Services will be held at Henderson Hills Baptist Church, 1200 E I-35 Frontage  Road in Edmond on Friday, October 18 at 2 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family  has asked that donations be made in Ruby’s honor to the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, 720 W. Wilshire Blvd, Suite 109, Oklahoma City, OK 73116  (parkinsonoklahoma.com).

Ruby was a quintessential pastor’s wife.  Ruby met the love of her life, Gene,  in church in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This union produced her three children, Mary,  John and Martha.  Family was vital to Ruby and she and her husband made every  effort to nurture the family relationships and make every day fun.  Ruby was an  accomplished pianist and used her talents in the music ministry at the churches  where Gene was pastor. She spent much of that time at Henderson Hills Baptist Church and First Baptist Church – Edmond.  She was well known for her hymns and  the passion she expressed when playing.  She also assisted in playing the organ at Baggerly Funeral Home when asked.

Ruby was an artist in every way and became  adept in each medium she attempted.  She was well known for her oil paintings,  china paintings and porcelain dolls.  She loved to travel with her husband in the Airstream trailer, making friends wherever she went.  Their travels led to  many places and touched many people with their ministry.  When home, they spent  time with their kids and grandkids.  Their home was known for good home cooking,  nature appreciation and best of all, fun!  After the passing of her husband  Gene, Ruby spent her days at Touchmark sharing her sweet spirit with the other  residents.

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  1. I loved dear Ruby! I met her at Touchmark when she lived in the assisted living apartments. She lived across the hall from my mother. She would show me her paintings and inspire me to paint. I paint too and Ruby was an amazing artist. She was so sweet to my mother. She was so sweet to my son too. I like to think that Ruby was welcomed to heaven by mother and now they are both free and living in God’s glory.

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