Nov 12, 1927 - Feb 1, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Ruth Meloy Delahay was born to Albert Everett and Veneti Thornton Meloy on November 12, 1927, in Fulton, Missouri. Ruth died on February 1, 2012, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; a brother, Thomas Thornton Meloy; and a sister, Jesse Lucille Cheshire.Ruth graduated from Jefferson City, Missouri, High School in 1945. She married Leslie E. (Ed) Delahay, Jr. on April 5, 1946. Ruth is survived by her husband of 65+ years; daughter, Linda Pisenti and husband, David, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; son, David and wife Charlotte, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; daughter, Leslie McKinzie, of Clermont, Florida; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.Ruth had been a resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, since 1958 and attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She had been a volunteer at Mercy Hospital for over 30 years. She is sorely missed.A memorial service will be held at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on Monday, February 13, at 2:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Hospice or Chapel Mission Fund.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 10, 2012