RUTH LEGAKO

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Jan 10, 1918 - Dec 28, 2012 EDMOND Ruth (Ann) Hightower Legako, 94 years of age, of Edmond, OK, passed away December 28, 2012. She will be dearly missed by all, and may she rest in peace. Ruth Ann was born January 10, 1918, in Muskogee, OK to James and Jewel Hughes. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Steve Legako, in November of 2006. Ruth graduated from Central State College with a Teacher's Degree; taught school in Wellston, OK; and retired from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Ruth was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Edmond. She enjoyed family, swimming, quilting and Silver Sneakers. She is survived by her sister, Maxine Nichols, of Alva, OK; two sons: Richard Legako, of Edmond, OK; and James Legako and wife Debbie, of Tuttle, OK; and a daughter, Margo Raybourn and husband Jim, of St. Louis, MO. In addition, she leaves four granddaughters: Desirea Braden and husband Mark, of Marietta, OH; Andrea Yeager and husband Greg, of Fort Collins, CO; Stephanie Fulton and husband Josh, of El Reno, OK; and Candi Raybourn, of London, England; three grandsons: Dr. Andrew Legako and wife Annette, of Emporia, KS; Dr. James H. (Trey) Raybourn and wife Sarah, of Nashville, TN; and Christopher Legako, of Edmond, OK. Great-grandchildren include: Annalyse Braden, Austin and Cole Yeager, Brayden and Mason Fulton, Cooper and Grayson Legako, and Anna Raybourn. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. January 2, 2013, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond.

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 1, 2013
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