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Ruth Ann Able

June 28, 1940 October 3, 2016
Ruth Ann Able
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Ruth Ann Able of Miami, OK passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2016 at her home. She was 76.

Ruth Ann was born June 28, 1940 at her home in Seneca, MO to Burton Lankford and Dott Ruby Elizabeth (Jonsson) McCorkell. She graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1957. On September 6, 1957 , at her parent’s home, she married Billy Vearl Able. For the next 30 years Ruth Ann enjoyed feeding the kids on the livestock judging teams Bill coached from N.E.O., the University of Kentucky and Kansas state. Her friends and family referred to her as “the hostess with the mostess”.

Ruth Ann worked as the manager at Woody’s Ladies Shop, secretary of Golden Cattle Sales and office manager at Llama Banner-Able Publishing all in Manhattan, KS. In addition she served as Hostess for Mississippi Hospitality Contest and was V.P. in the M.S.U. Women’s Club. She was also an active member and officer in New Neighbors in Starkville, MS and Kansas City, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Marilyn Lahar.

Ruth Ann is survived by her husband Bill of the home, her son Douglas Able and wife Lori and granddaughter Alexa Able all of Manhattan, KS, a brother William McCorkell and wife Dixie, and a sister Marcia Enyart all of Wyandotte.

Celebration of Life Services will be Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Miami, OK. Rev. Mary Koppel will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Able family home in Miami, OK. Memorials are suggested to the Billie Pearl Able Scholarship Fund @ NEO A&M College. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM 10/6/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/6/2016 8:00:00 PM
Able Family Home

Miami, Ok
Miami, Oklahoma 74354

Able Family Home
Miami, Ok Miami 74354 Oklahoma
United States





11:00 PM 10/7/2016 11:00:00 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church

225 B. Street Northwest
Miami, OK 74354

All Saints Episcopal Church
225 B. Street Northwest Miami 74354 OK
United States

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