Ruth Joan Kelton Ladd
Ruth was the youngest of nine children born to Ernest O. Kelton and Sudie Chapman Kelton on November 23, 1935. She was raised on the family farm in Maple, OK and at a young age was saved by faith in Christ Jesus at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Ruth graduated from Central High School in Sallisaw, OK, where she was a proud member of the school choir and the Gospel Melody Girls quartet who frequently performed on KWHN radio in Ft. Smith, AR.
In 1953 Ruth relocated to Tulsa, OK, for work where she met the love of her life, Robert H. "Bob" Ladd at Easton Heights Baptist Church. Bob and Ruth were married in 1956 and they had two children, Carrie Ann and Robert Gregory.
Throughout her life, Ruth served as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and dedicated member of Easton Heights Baptist Church where she continued to enjoy her love of singing and serving others in the community. Outside of the home she enjoyed many years working at Amerada Hess, Sooner Federal Savings, and the University of Tulsa where she retired from work.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. "Bob" Ladd; parents, Ernest O. Kelton and Sudie Chapman Kelton; brothers, Herman Kelton, Fred Kelton, Wayne Kelton; sisters, Lola Dean Kelton, Vedith Kelton, Marie Birkes, and Wilene Shierloh.
She is survived by her sister,Wanda Reding of Houston, TX; daughter, Carrie Strong and her husband, Jim of Branson, MO; son, Greg and his wife, Kim of McKinney, TX; granddaughter, Ashley Munn and her husband, Kris and their children, Kherington and Hudson of Waco, TX; grandson, Robert Strong and his wife, Morgan and their children, Tolson and Ellis Ann of Fayetteville, AR; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral Service will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, October 18, 2021, at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Tulsa, OK. Moore's Southlawn 918-663-2233. Share memories at www.moorefuneral.com
Published by Tulsa World on Oct. 14, 2021.