Ruby 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.