Ruth Ann (Ball) McLain, was born on December 28, 1946 at Hardtner, Kansas to Charles L. and Geraldine (Cook) Ball. The family made their way to Selman, Oklahoma where they made their home. Ruth attended grade school and graduated from the Selman High School with the class of 1965. Ruth worked at the Fruit of the Loom factory in Woodward, Oklahoma for about 8 years. She later began working at the Oklahoma Association Rehabilitation Center at Woodward, Oklahoma, where she retired in 2011 after 20 years. On August 9, 1991 Ruth Ann Ball and Joe M. McLain were united in marriage. They have made their home in Selman, Oklahoma since. Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church of Buffalo, OK and became a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo, OK in 1991 after her marriage to Joe. Ruth Ann enjoyed cooking food, making delicious pies for Joe and the family. She enjoyed spending time at the family get-togethers, also she enjoyed the times spent with all of the grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church of Buffalo, Oklahoma and became a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo, OK in 1991 after her marriage to Joe. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents. Ruth is survived by her husband Joe of the home in Selman, Oklahoma, brothers Max Ball and wife Diane of Sublette, Kansas, Larry Ball of Waynoka, Oklahoma, Lynn Ball of Buffalo, Oklahoma; son Michael McLain and wife Tommie Ann of Buffalo, Oklahoma and daughter Kay Henley and husband Dave of Ada, Oklahoma. She leaves behind three nephews, one niece, five grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. Ruth’s cooking and especially her pies will be greatly missed.
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