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I Ruth (Barnard) Abshire
Mar 4, 1916 - Feb 17, 1985
Posted by: Jo Aguirre

Enid Morning News and Daily Eagle - unknown date

The funeral for Ruth Abshire, 68, 1125 N. 11th, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Church of Christ at Ringling.  Ruhel Wilson, minister and Don Todd, assisting minister will officiate.  Burial will be in Ringling Memorial Cemetery at Ringling.  The casket will be open at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home until 11 a.m. Tuesday.  It will then be taken to Lester Alexander Funeral Home at Ringling.

Mrs.  Abshire died early Sunday in an Enid hospital after a long illness.  She was born March 4, 1916, in Cornish to James Allen and Mary Elizabeth Barnard,  She attended schools there and in 1938 married William Ernest Abshire at Wilson.  The couple moved to Oklahoma City in 1941, and then to Pawhuska in 1954.  They also lived in Drumright for several years before moving to Enid in 1960.

Mrs.  Abshire was baptized and was a member of the Church of Christ in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include one son, Jimmie C. Abshire, of the home; two daughters, Doris Elizabeth Abshire, of the home , and Juanita Eikenberry, Barnsdall; two grandchildren; one sister, Doris Andre, Westminster, Calif.; and one brother , Ivy Barnard, California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1963, one brother and one sister. 

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