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Ruth Cocke Butler
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1921
Death: Jul. 11, 2011

Ruth Butler, 90, a Wagoner resident, passed away Monday, July 11 at Tulsa.

She was born July 2, 1921 in Atoka to John and Veril (Tate) Cocke.

She graduated from Wagoner High School in 1941.

On Dec. 21, 1941 she married Lloyd Butler. They lived around and in Wagoner the 66 years they were married.

Ruth enjoyed being a housewife and raising their three sons.

For two years she worked in the cafeteria at Ellington School and also volunteered at the Wagoner Community Hospital.

Ruth was a member and attended Abundant Life Church for 60 years and taught Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Butler, in 2008; by her parents; and two brothers, Ray and Claude Cocke.

She leaves behind three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Donna Butler, of Broken Arrow, Dennis and Susan Butler, of Lawton, and Steve and Patti Butler, of Wagoner; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three nieces; two nephews; an aunt; other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Ruth is at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Church of God in Wagoner.

Ruth's son, Mr. Bruce Butler, and the Reverend Bruce VonWald will officiate.

Grandsons serving as pallbearers are Michael, Ken, David, Bryan, John and Jason Butler.

Interment is in Pioneer Cemetery in Wagoner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund at the Church of God, 115 South State St., Wagoner, OK 74467.

Online condolences may be left at

Family links: 
  John F. Cocke (1897 - 1987)
  Lula V. Cocke (1890 - 1982)
  Lloyd D. Butler (1918 - 2008)
Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Sharon Bailey
Record added: Jul 13, 2011
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Rest In Peace
- Sharon Roberts, Bailey
 Added: Jul. 13, 2011

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