Ruth Ann Moore

Ruth Ann Moore


Ruth Ann Moore was born on November 18th, 1964 in Wichita, Kansas. She was the daughter to Esther Faye and Henry Paul Wayland. Ruth Ann grew up in a little town called Andover with a strawberry field in her backyard and a mother who “made the best pies.” She had one older brother named Keith Wayland. Her favorite memory with Keith was when she was 4 years old. She would get to sit on the couch, eat Cheetos, and watch Star Trek  with Keith when he came home for his college breaks. 

Ruth Ann attended Oklahoma Christian University where she acquired her executive secretarial degree and met her husband Steve Moore. They got married in June of the year 1987 after her college graduation two months prior in April.  Their beautiful marriage and partnership  lasted 37 years to the day she passed away on March 25th, 2024.

During that time they had three children together: Skyler, Candyce and Graden. Each in a different state. Ruth Ann often said, “After we had our third child we decided to stop moving.” 

Ruth Ann and Steve placed their roots in Edmond, Oklahoma and began to attend Memorial Road Church of Christ. Ruth Ann started “Ruth Ann’s Little Angels,” her own home daycare for ages 0-4. Her daycare grew so much in demand that Steve decided to  join her team. This partnership allowed them to accept more little ones into her growing program and their loving home. Ruth Ann displayed her love and patience for others everyday. She was known as the “baby whisperer” among her friends because a crying baby would just start to coo and giggle in her arms. 

Ruth Ann was a teacher who cherished reading books, singing songs, playing outside, and always had a new craft and Bible story for the kids to learn. She was hardworking and never complained about the time or effort required of her. 

When Ruth Ann was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2016, it was a shock. She endured her medical battles that followed this diagnosis with abundant grace, poise, and positivity. She exuded the essence of God’s peace and she taught so many others to trust in Him. 

Ruth Ann fought lung cancer, brain cancer, and Parkinson’s disease for 8 years. Her goals for surviving always based around her family: watch Skyler marry Katherine, watch Candyce marry Ben, meet her grandchild Caleb, meet her grandchild Sophie Marie, and lastly watch Graden marry Riley. Ruth Ann saw and did so much more than any of her physicians expected. 

Thank you Ruth Ann for all you taught us with your words of wisdom, example of trust, and presence of joy daily. 

We love you.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Memorial Road Church of Christ with interment to follow at Arcadia IOOF.

1 thought on “Ruth Ann Moore”

  1. Ruth Ann was a beautiful lady with a wonderful family. Her grace and courage were amazing. She will be missed.
    The Osburn family

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