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Ruth (Nelson) Thomas


Ruth (Nelson) Thomas died July 2, 2022, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 87 years 11 months 11 days. Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Ruth, the youngest of 11 children born to Silas and Winnie (Montgomery) Nelson, was born July 22, 1934, in Norman, Oklahoma. She was raised on the south side of Oklahoma City, graduating from Capitol Hill High School in 1952.

She married Kenneth Thomas on January 14, 1956 in Oklahoma City.  She loved sewing, gardening and taking care of her family. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Silas and Winnie Nelson; her 10 older siblings and her son, Kenneth Thomas II.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Thomas; her daughter, Kerry Pittman; her granddaughter, Rachel Pittman; her grandson, Toby Thomas and wife, Kayci; her great-grandson, Detrick Thomas; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.