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Ruby Christine MURPHY b. 14 Sep 1937 Pawhuska, Osage Co., Oklahoma d. 13 Aug 2014 Tahlequah, Cherokee Co., Oklahoma: Wade Prater Genealogy Online
 
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Ruby Christine MURPHY

Female 1937 - 2014  (76 years)


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  • Name Ruby Christine MURPHY 
    Born 14 Sep 1937  Pawhuska, Osage Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Aug 2014  Tahlequah, Cherokee Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pawhuska City Cemetery, Pawhuska, Osage Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2850  Main
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 

    Father Thomas Jefferson “Pat” MURPHY,   b. 29 Jun 1904, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1987, Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mildred L. CATES,   b. 11 Jul 1900, Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1976, Pawhuska, Osage Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Eugene TERHUNE,   b. 10 Aug 1931,   d. 3 Mar 1983, Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1961 
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. Ruby Terhune resided at Sallisaw, Oklahoma in 1987.
    • Ruby Christine Murphy Terhune
      Sept. 14, 1937-Aug. 13, 2014

      Ruby Christine Murphy Terhune, 76, of Sallisaw passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Tahlequah. She was born on Sept. 14, 1937, in Pawhuska to Thomas Jefferson Murphy and Mildred (Cates) Henry. She married Thomas Eugene Terhune in December 1961 in Tulsa. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1983, in Sallisaw.

      Ruby worked at Borg-Warner for 20 years, Sequoyah County Courthouse for 10 years and volunteered at Tahlequah City Hospital after retirement. She was a member of the Journey Church in Sallisaw and was a Cherokee Tribal Citizen.

      Ruby enjoyed spending time with her family and being with her sisters and brother, Skip. She was a go-getter and loved life, always making jokes up until she passed. Remember her silly sayings: “Come day go day, God send Sunday,” “Slap me down a rabbit hole,” “Butter my butt and call me a biscuit” and best of all “Live life to your fullest!” She could dance you under the table.

      Ruby was one in a million and will truly be missed. We will see her again when we all walk through those heavenly gates of paradise.

      Survivors are four daughters, Sandra Horn of Tahlequah, Susie Frazier and Valerie Strickland, both of Sallisaw, and Dana Terhune of Van Buren, Ark.; one son, Thomas Frazier Jr. of Greenwood, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thomas Ann Megella of New Jersey and Patsy Nora Smith of San Diego, Calif.; and one brother, Danny “Skip” Murphy of Pearl, Miss.

      She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Sherman Riddle, Harry Smith, Weldon Bowman and Reginald Bowman; sisters Orean “Chick” Smith and Betty Mashunkashey; and grandson, Johnnie Lee Couffer.

      Funeral services are 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Journey Church in Sallisaw. Burial is at Pawhuska Cemetery under the direction of Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

      Active pallbearers are Ty Ross, Bryan Strickland, Chad Strickland, Brian Hurley, Wade Scott and Chris Dodd.

      Honorary pallbearers are Willie Strickland and Earl Terhune.

      To send a condolence to the family go to www.agentfuneralhome.com.

      http://www.sequoyahcountytimes.com

      Ruby Terhune

      SALLISAW — Ruby Christine Murphy Terhune, 76, of Sallisaw died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Tahlequah, Okla. She was a line worker at Borg-Warner, worked at the Sequoyah County Court Clerks Office and was a member of Journey Church in Sallisaw. She was the widow of Tom Terhune.

      Funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Journey Church in Sallisaw with burial at Pawhuska Cemetery in Pawhuska, Okla., under the direction of Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

      She is survived by four daughters, Sandra Horn of Tahlequah, Susie Frazier and Valerie Strickland, both of Sallisaw, and Dana Terhune of Van Buren; a son, Thomas Frazier Jr. of Greenwood, Mo.; two sisters, Thomas Megella of New Jersey and Patsy Smith of San Diego; a brother, Danny Murphy of Pearl, Miss.; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

      Pallbearers will be Ty Ross, Bryan and Chad Strickland, Brian Hurley, Wade Scott and Chris Dodd.

      Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

      The Times-Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, August 14, 2014.

  • Sources 
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