Ruth Gilbert

Ruth M. Gilbert was born Sunday, January 26, 1930 in Worcester, Mass., to Seymour Ricketts and Hazel (Chricten) Ricketts. She passed from this life on Monday, March 13, 2023 in Durant, Okla., at the age of 93.

Ruth came to Durant in February 2022 from Tuskahoma. She has worked as a housewife most of her life and enjoyed sewing, gardening and her pets. Ruth married the love of her life, Franklin E. Gilbert, Sr. He preceded her in death in August of 1984. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Clayton, Okla., and is of the Methodist faith.

Ruth is survived by her son Frank Gilbert, Jr. and his wife Theresa of Durant, Okla.; daughter, Shirley Christianson and her husband Keith of Durant, Okla., and their son Paul Christianson of Montana; son, Mike Gilbert and his wife Pennie of Waldron, Ark.; grandson, LTC Matt Gilbert and his wife Micha of Alexandria, Va.; grandson, Frank Gilbert III of Durant, Okla.; granddaughter, Katie Gilbert Miller of Durant, Okla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service in her honor was held on Friday, March 17, 2023.

Arrangements under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Home.

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