Ruth Lena Hall Obit


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The Daily Ardmoreite 
Ardmore, Oklahoma
July 7, 1998

WILSON -- Ruth Lena Hall was born Nov 18, 1909, at Kiefer, Okla., to John Henry and Nina Fincannon Hall, and she died July 2, 1998, at the Ardmore hospital.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 am Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Sunnylane Cemetery, Oklahoma City, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

She married Fred Neal Martin on July 2, 1928, at Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 22, 1962; a daughter, Dorothy Sue Martin, on Feb 14, 1934; a son, Carden E. "Tag" Martin, on May 1, 1998; two brothers, Floyd and Carl Hall; and a sister, Irene Wallace.

Ruth attended school at Dundee and graduated from Healdton High School in 1928. She and her husband made their home in Oklahoma City and Del City. She was a charter member of the Sunnylane Methodist Church and was past Grand Matron of the Del City Chapter of Eastern Star. She was a homemaker and a clerk at TG&Y in Midwest City. She moved to Lone Grove in 1985. She did exquisite handwork in petit point, needlepoint, crewel embroidery, quilting, crocheting, tatting, knitting, appliqué and cutout embroidery. She was also an accomplished pianist.

Mrs. Martin had been a resident of the Wilson Nursing Center for the past 10 years.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her son, Fred N. Martin Jr., and his wife, Jeanette, Lone Grove; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Martin, Irving, Texas; six grandchildren, Johncy Martin and his wife, Lana, Madill; Darci Brewer and her husband, C.W. Jr., and Tracy Yarbrough and her husband, Gary, all of Ardmore; Kelly Martin and his wife, Goli, Virginia Beach, Va.; Robin Vanhausen and her husband, John, Groton, Conn., and April Boothe and her husband, Steve, Irving.

There are 16 great-grandchildren, Brad, Lee, Michael and Ryan Martin, Eric and Leah Yarbrough of Ardmore, Michelle Brewer of Marietta, Ga., Travis Brewer and Amy Ruth Christie of Madill, Jillian, Tamra and Lucas Vanhausen of Groton, and Lucas Vanhausen of Groton and Crystal, Susan, Jamie and Stephanie Boothe of Irving; and four great-great-grandchildren, John Gaston Lee Martin, Joseph Brannon Jr., Shadow Dawn Christie and Austin Blake Brewer.

She is also survived by a sister, Louise Brown, Del City; two brothers, John M. Hall, New Harmony, Ind., and Robert C. Hall, Oklahoma City; a sister-in-law, Thelma Gorrell, of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests any memorials be made to the activity fund of Wilson Nursing Home, 406 E. Main, Wilson, OK 73463.

SOURCE: The Daily Ardmoreite Obituaries Online [Dec 2001]