Mary Clayton

Mary Clayton

1924 - 2005

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Clayton, Mary Ruth, born April 19, 1924 in Como, Tennessee to William Chanaught and Ruth Folsom Dunn Rodgers passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at the age of 81 years. She grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma with her parents and four siblings. She received her bachelor's degree from Northeastern Oklahoma State College. Her college days were however interrupted by WWII when she commuted daily by train from her home in Muskogee to Pryor, where she worked in a munitions factory. She married Carlos Otis Clayton on August 3, 1946 and they made their home in Tulsa. Over the next 20 years she devoted herself to family and church, raising their four children, Margaret, Beth, Jan and Carl. She returned to the University of Tulsa in 1966 to earn certification to become a teacher, and taught in the Tulsa Public Schools for many years. Mary Ruth's life journey was a Christian walk grounded in her great faith and love for our heavenly father and son. The reflections of her heart are imprinted on all who crossed her path. She was preceded in death by her husband Carlos and her daughter Beth. She is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and John Erling, Jan and Larry Smith; son, Carlos Clayton Jr. and Sonya; grandchildren, David Frette, Michelle McKee, Katy Gatrell, Ashley and Clayton Smith, Melanee and Easton Brock, Nate and Randie McDaniel; great grandchildren, Emma Frette, Nick and Aden McDaniel. Memorial service will be Friday, October 28, 2005 in the Ninde Woodland Chapel, 5757 S. Memorial. Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 3810 S. 103rd E. Ave., Suite 101, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146
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