|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1906|
|Death: ||May 1, 2006|
Ruth Talla England
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Ruth Talla England, 99, Rich Hill, formerly of Schell City, was born Oct.
31, 1906, in Marlow, Oklahoma Territory near Fort Sills and Chickasha to
Thomas Oscar and Pansy Pearl (Allen) Talla. She passed away Monday, May 1,
Ruth's mother was a rural music teacher and composer. Her father, a school
teacher, was one of 15 children born to a Norwegian immigrant family.
She was raised in a Christian home where she was baptized into the
Methodist faith at the age of 10. She carried her love of her Lord Jesus
Christ throughout her life. She had most recently been a member of the
Assembly of God Church, Rich Hill.
She attended Cameron University in Oklahoma and Northwestern Teachers
College. She later graduated from Asbury Academy in Kentucky and completed
her teaching degree from Weatherford College. She taught white and Indian
children in Oklahoma. After moving to Missouri, she taught in Lowry City,
Harwood and Schell City.
On May 12, 1933, Ruth was united in marriage to Clay W. England. To their
union one daughter and one son were born. Clay and Ruth traveled to
Germany, Norway, England and Nigeria to serve in the mission fields.
Throughout her life, Ruth wrote, illustrated and published many books.
During her last 30 years, her time was spent writing, publishing and
distributing devotional materials. She was also a very accomplished artist and painter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Allen Talla; one
adopted sister, Ethel Acord; one grandson, Stewart Allen; her daughter,
Pearl Kempton; and her husband, Clay, who passed away Jan. 11, 1993.
Survivors include her son, John England and his wife - Lena -Rich Hill;
five grandchildren - Deborah Hayes and her husband - Randy - Huntington,
TX, Sheila Presley and her husband - Terry- Kansas City, KS, Dana Cook and
her husband - Mark - Flat Rock, MI, John L. England and his wife -
Virginia - Kansas City, KS, and Dianne Montagna - Los Angles, CA; six
great-grandchildren - Randy Hayes, Brian Moore, Michael Moore, Sara Moore,
Mark Cook Jr. and Tyler Cook; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at the Lewis-Hoagland
Funeral Home, Schell City. Musical selections were provided by David Souza
and Kelly Davis. Interment was at the Green Lawn Cemetary, Schell City,
under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City.
Pallbearers were John L. England, Mark Cook Sr., Mark Cook Jr., Tyler
Cook, Terry Presley, Brian Moore, Michael Moore and Randy Hayes.
Memorials are suggested to the Green Lawn Cemetery, in care of the
Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home.
Clay Woodrow England (1911 - 1993)*
Green Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Bart McClaughry
Record added: Jun 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14773683
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