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Gilbert Lee Ruth age 82 of Grove, Oklahoma passed away November 11, 2010 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He was 82.
He was born on January 5, 1928 in Commerce, Oklahoma the son of Norman Gene & Almeta England Ruth.
He served in the U.S. Navy retiring after 22 years of service. He was a member of the 32nd Mason A.F.&A.M Oxnard Lodge #710, Scottish Rite of McAlester, And the Shriners. Charter Member of the Elks Lodge , D.A.V. , Fleet Reserve, Holiday Rambler’s R.V. Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons Gilbert Don Ruth and Bryan Lee Ruth, and a brother Norman Ruth.
He was united in marriage to Shirley Webb on March 12, 1949 in Bentonville, Arkansas and she survives of the Home and a granddaughter Kristie Donne Ruth of Ventura, CA, Daughter in law Lila Bosley of Calif and a Great Granddaughter Alexyca Donne Ruth of Albama
Funeral Services will be Monday November 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Oklahoma. Pallbearers will be Friends and Relatives U. S. Navy. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Oklahoma. Online condolences may be made at

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