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Thomas Harvey Rukes
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1936
Death: Aug. 12, 2008

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The El Reno Tribune --August 17, 2008

Funeral services for Thomas Harvey Rukes of El Reno were held Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Rod Young, Rev. Keith Henley and Rev. Steve Holland officiating. Interment was in Buena Vista Cemetery. Services were under direction of Wilson Funeral Home.
Mr. Rukes died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Feb. 16,1936, in El Reno to his parents, Russell and Eva (Cummings) Rukes. Tom was a lifetime resident of El Reno. He was a graduate of El Reno High School, El Reno Junior College and SWOSU. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. National Guard 45th Infantry. He married Lillie Louetta Nance on Aug.l, 1958, in El Reno.
Tom was the owner/operator of Rukes Pharmacy for 32 years before his retirement. He was in pharmacy for 49 years.
He was still working for Asbury Pharmacy in Oklahoma City. Tom met so many dear people and made many dear friends through his work at the drugstore.
Tom loved helping people and animals and loved Irish music.
Tom was a member of Trinity Baptist Church where he was
preschoolers in Sunday school for over 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Eva Rukes, and brothers, David Rukes and Dwight Rukes.
He is survived by his wife, Lillie Louetta Rukes of the home; a son, Kyle Rukes of Forrest Park, ILL.; a daughter, Tammy Livingston and husband, Dennis of Okarche; sister, Betty Miller of El Reno; grandchildren, Ashlie Livingston and Brad Story and finacee', Candice Lane; mother-in-law, Eveline Nance of El Reno; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family has suggested memorials be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1201 E. Rogers St., El Reno, Okla. 73036, or to your charity of choice. 
 
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 Parents:
  Russell A Rukes (1898 - 1987)
  Lottie Eva Cummings Rukes (1900 - 1991)
 
Inscription:
Married 8-1-1958
Parents Of Tammy & Kyle
 
Burial:
Buena Vista Cemetery
Canadian County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 20, 2008
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Thomas Harvey Rukes
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