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Ruth Alice Anderson

Funeral services for Ruth Alice Anderson will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at Hale’s Memorial Chapel, in Sulphur, with Harold Hunt and Reverend Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood.
Anderson was born Aug. 20, 1935, in Hollis, Okla., to the late Bryan Carlos and Alma (Curb) Putnam. She died, Aug. 11, 2022, in Ada, at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 17 days. She and Mr. John Morton Anderson were married on June 19, 1958, in Wynnewood. He preceded her in death on May 25, 2017.
She and John moved to Turner Ranch after getting married, where she soon made Sulphur home, by pouring her time and talents into many community projects. She was an extremely active member of the Sulphur United Methodist Women, where she helped with countless dinners, fundraisers and other outreach programs. Throughout her time at SUMC, she played a part in many kids’ lives, whether it was Bible Buddies, youth group, VBS or Sunday School. She loved using her sewing and creative abilities to design custom costumes and angel wings for Christmas programs.
Survivors include her children, Jackie Lynn Whitley of Seminole, John McRay Anderson of Waverly, Tenn., Tammie Benn of Sulphur, and Bryan Anderson of Sulphur; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Motley, and Fredda Mitchell of Amarillo, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Murray County 4-H Club, in memory of Anderson.
Services are entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home of Sulphur.
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