Mrs. Ruth Lucille (Mouser) Umscheid, 88, of Bartlesville, died at 10:25 A.M. on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Heritage Villa Nursing Center.
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Funeral services for Mrs. Umscheid will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mrs. Umscheid was born on May 24, 1925 at Holdenville, Oklahoma to Luther A. and Dollie (Etheridge) McEwin. She grew up and received her education at Calvin, Oklahoma where she graduated from high school on May 27, 1943. She was married to Cecil Mouser on May 28, 1943 at Holdenville and he served in the military during World War II. Following his Honorable Discharge they made their home at Calvin, Oklahoma until moving to Bartlesville in 1956. Mr. Mouser was employed at the Radar Hill Air Force Base west of Bartlesville and then at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Bartlesville until his death on October 31, 1967. Mrs. Mouser (Umscheid) was employed as a receptionist in the dental office of Dr. James Russell for 17 years until her retirement. She was married to Bernard Umscheid on June 8, 1985 at Dewey and they made their home in Bartlesville. Mr. Umscheid preceded her in death on May 20, 1995 and she continued her home in Bartlesville. She was a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Dewey where she attended the Christmas midnight mass each year until her health failed. She was very active in quilting, bingo, and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Schuppert and husband James of New Albany, Indiana and Kathryn Brannon of Bartlesville, one son, Cecil Mouser and wife Diane of Saratoga Springs, New York, one step-daughter, Paula Umscheid of China, one step sister, Kathyaleen Hawkins of Shawnee, Okla., six grandchildren, Christina Perry, Samantha Whatley, Maggee Ainesworth, Krista Stewart, Mark Mouser and Kimberly Mouser, eight great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her two husbands she was preceded in death by her parents, her step mother and two sisters.
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Nov. 4 to Dec. 4, 2013