Billi Jo "Ruth" Crews
Shawnee - Billi Jo "Ruth" Crews of Shawnee passed away January 20, 2021 in Shawnee, OK at the age of 72. Ruth was born April 1, 1948 in Shawnee to Oather John and Ethel (France) Price. Ruth grew up in Shawnee only living away from the town a few short years. Ruth worked in the retail industry and managed a local hardware store. Ruth obtained her cosmetology license and owned and operated Shear Delight in Shawnee. Ruth married the love of her life Ronald Crews on July 19, 1978. Ruth was a faithful member of Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Shawnee. Ruth especially loved tending to the garden at the church. Ruth was very devoted to her family, loved gardening, fish ponds, cooking and going camping.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, son Tracy Price Crews, and two brothers Merle and Chester Price.
Ruth is survived by her husband Ronald of the home, three sons, Skip Crews and wife Nancy of Lamar, MO, Troy Crews of Pueblo, CO, and Jay Crews of Shawnee. Six grandchildren, Charlie Crews of Kernersville, NC, Jeremy Daniels of Philadelphia, PA, JD Crews and Ela of Nevada, MO, Amber Zupan and husband Jason of Raymore, MO, Eric Daniels and Kari of Lamar, MO, and Mike Kirbey of Lamar, MO. Ruth had 20 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Two brothers, Johnny Price and wife Charlotte of Shawnee and Coy Price of Shawnee. Five sisters, Lynda Lupton of Shawnee, Carolyn Wells of Oklahoma City, Shirley Doyle of Shawnee, Betty Driskill of Tecumseh and Janice Tyler of Shawnee. Ruth leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Wake services will be held Monday January 25, 2021 at Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Shawnee starting at 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday January 26th at the Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Shawnee. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Meeker. Services are under the direction of Hibbs Funeral Home in Choctaw.
Posted online on January 26, 2021