Ruth Iris McLish


McLish, Ruth obit pic cropRuth Iris (Lamer) McLish was born October 30, 1928 in Okmulgee, OK to Aloysius and Evelyn Lamer. She passed away at home of natural causes April 25, 2013. Raised in Oklahoma City, she married Cal McLish (CCJCTM) November 24, 1950. A beautiful woman with a beautiful smile, Ruth made a home for her family of five children while she followed her professional baseball player husband around the country, eventually settling back in Edmond and working at times for Humpty Dumpty grocery, St. John’s Catholic Church, the American Bank, Edmond YMCA and finally as a Realtor for Abide Real Estate. Ruth remained in Edmond with her family nearby the rest of her life. She was a life time member of Silk Stockings, loved to play golf, swim at the Y, visit with friends, tell a joke or a story and listen to a good country song. Ruth was always quick with a laugh and a smile or a good one-liner, and through everything, never lost her sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Paul; her daughter, Ruth Ann McLish in 1972; granddaughter, Kallie Beth McLish in 2004; husband, Cal McLish in 2010; and son, Cal McLish Jr. in 2011. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Kathy of Norman; sons, John and wife Pam and Tom and wife Ginny; and daughter, Luanne Howell and husband Brian, all living in Edmond; along with 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The McLish family would like to thank caregivers, Beverly Norman and Anita Plummer for the special love and attention that they provided to Ruth.

Services will be held at the First Christian Church of Edmond, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM, under the direction of Rev. Chris Shorow and Matthews Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edmond YMCA or Edmond Hope Center.


  1. So sorry for your loss. You are never ready to lose your mother. Please know that our prayers are with you. Much love. Sonnie and Lacey

  2. Luanne, losing a parent is never easy. I’m praying for you and your entire family. God bless you all.

  3. So sorry to hear of Ruths passing. My mother was her cousin and a Lamer…Ruth was so pretty and sweet, I spoke to her occasionally in the past when a family event occured. I am so sorry for your loss, she had a great life……….in my thoughts and prayers

  4. May your family find peace and comfort. This is never an easy time. Isaiah 33:24 speaks of a time, in the very near future, when NO resident will say “I am sick”. Jehovah God assures us that He will remove all sick, death, and anything else that causes us pain and sorrow (Rev. 21:3,4). So may you and your family remember your loved one with fond memories.

    Peace & Comfort

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