April 11, 1921 - Oct 10, 2012 OKARCHE Ruth was born April 11, 1921, in Kingfisher, OK to Clarence and Flossie Jenkins. She married the love of her life, Oscar Dow, on October 16, 1943. They were married for 53 years. She stayed busy raising her three sons and being a homemaker in Okarche. Ruth was an active member of Quail Springs Baptist Church, where she helped with preschool classes, participated in senior choir and Bible study groups. She also volunteered at the Kingfisher and Okarche hospitals. Ruth is survived by her three sons: Kenny Dow and wife Vonnie, of Okarche; Merle Dow, of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado; and Terry Dow, of Okarche; one sister, Frances Ferguson, of Ada, OK; two granddaughters: Shenae Nicholson and husband Keith, of Edmond, OK; and Misty Miller and husband Donnie, of Piedmont, OK; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Burial will follow in Kingfisher Cemetery.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 14, 2012