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 Ruth Louise <I>Toon</I> McCampbell

Ruth Louise Toon McCampbell

Death 18 May 2013 (aged 100)
Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Section 12 Row 13 Grave 0080
Memorial ID 14385947 · View Source
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Services for Ruth L. McCampbell
will be held May 22, 2013 at 11:00am at Graveside Service officiated by Rev. Lynn Brack. Burial will be at Erick Cemetery under the direction of Fatheree-Albert Funeral Home. Ruth L. McCampbell was born September 5, 1912 on the family farm southeast of Erick, Oklahoma to Emma and G. B. Toon. She passed away May 19, 2013 at Clinton, Oklahoma at the age of 100 years, 8 months and 14 days.
Ruth grew up in the Erick community and attended Iowa School before graduating from Erick High School in 1929. Ruth was very talented in math calculations and won many competitions and awards while in school. She was married to Harry McCampbell at the Methodist Parsonage at Erick, OK on March 27, 1932. They made their home in Erick and she was employed for many years at the Dixie Store. In April of 1945, Harry was stationed at Walter Reed Army Hospital and even though she didn't have much experience dirving, Ruth took the children on the long journey to
Washington, DC to be with him. She loved raising beautiful roses, tulips and other flowers as well as traveling the world with her friends and family, making several trips to Europe. At the time of her death, Ruth was the oldest living member of the Erick United Methodist Church where she helped prepare many funeral dinners and meals for the local civic clubs. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her sonin-law, William Eskew, a brother, Ben Toon, and a sister, Mildred Beibel.
She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Eskew, Clinton, OK; her son, James McCampbell and wife, Barbara, Norman, OK; her grandchildren, Jan Powell, Edmond, OK, Julia Black, Oklahoma City, OK, Sheri Vera and husband, John, Norman, OK; four great grandchildren, Meredith Black, Oklahoma City, OK, Will Powell, Edmond, OK, James Vera, Norman, OK and Jennifer Vera, Norman, OK and a host of other relatives and friends. Condolences can be made online at

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  • Added: 23 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14385947
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Louise Toon McCampbell (5 Sep 1912–18 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14385947, citing Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Clarence Wayne Pigg (contributor 46835134) .