Carol M. (Boyd) Fruit, 67, of Shawnee, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Oklahoma City.

Carol M. (Boyd) Fruit, 67, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 4, 1949, to John, Sr. and Marie (Nelson) Boyd in Topeka, Kansas.

Carol was raised in Topeka, Kansas, and moved to Oklahoma City as a teenager in 1965. She moved to Tecumseh in 1973 and has since lived in the Tecumseh/Shawnee area.

She married David N. Fruit on Feb. 10, 1998, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Carol worked at K-Mart as the personnel manager, Firelake smoke shop as the manger and the Tribal Plaza as the account manager.

Carol loved to shop, but her greatest passion was being a loving and doting grandma to her grandchildren. She loved taking care of and spending time with her grandchildren; she especially enjoyed spoiling them; they were her life.

She was preceded in death two daughters, Cynthia Beddo and Tammy Sue “Gidget” Beddo; her parents, John and Marie Boyd, Sr.; brother, Jerry Wayne Boyd.

Carol is survived by her husband, David N. Fruit of the home; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Pamela Benson-Thompson of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Tray and Kurt Holley of Norman, Oklahoma, Michelle and Russ Breaux of Dallas, Texas, Annie Fruit of Oklahoma City and Elizabeth Ann Beddo of Shawnee; five sons and two daughters-in-law, Thomas Earl Benson, Jr. of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, John and Stephanie Beddo of Shawnee, Dennie and Brandi Burks of Tecumseh, Mike Fruit of Shawnee, and Jeff Beddo of Florida; two sisters, Marilyn and Bud Bates of Topeka, Kansas, and Janie and Danny Day of Edmond, Oklahoma; three brothers, John, Jr. and Diana Boyd of Perry, Kansas, William Boyd of Tecumseh, and Jim and Judy Boyd of Conway, Arkansas; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many loving friends and extended family.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, and from 8 a.m. through service time, Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Sharon Baptist Church with Reverend Clint Dawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.

Carol M. (Boyd) Fruit, 67, of Shawnee, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Oklahoma City.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, and from 8 a.m. through service time, Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Sharon Baptist Church with Reverend Clint Dawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories or sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.