Jimmie Ruth Ward

Jimmie Ruth Ward

Tecumseh - Long time Tecumseh Oklahoma resident Jimmie Ruth Ward passed from this life on Monday, Feb. 22nd, 2021 at the age of 92.

Jimmie was born in Shawnee Ok.on June 3rd, 1928 to Eva May (Hurd) and James Lawrence Witt. After graduation, she married her Bethel High School sweetheart Bob which began a romance lasting over 60 years.

Jimmie moved to Tecumseh in 1958 and lived in the same family home until 2017 when she moved to the Tecumseh Nursing home.

She worked as a cashier for Al's Supermarket, Humty Dumpty Grocery, and Safeway, while at the same time being a loving mother, wife, and homemaker.

She loved her dogs and cats (Mr. Daisy deserves special mention) and all of God's creatures including the occasional opossum and racoon who got fat on the treats she would leave on the porch. Jimmie was most fond of visiting with her friends, whether under the front yard maple tree or with Bob and good friends at the local eateries. She liked to crochet and left several nice keepsake items for her children. She and Bob had a special get-a-way camp site in Tishomingo for fishing and just relaxing with friends and family. She enjoyed watching her favorite sports teams the Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Cowboys, and the Chicago Cubs. Garage sales were her passion.

Jimmie was preceded in death by her husband Bob, daughter Suzy, Mother and Father, cousins Jim and Mary Lou Post, special friends Al and Oma Enderle, and Judy McDonald.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, James R. (Kip) Ward of Dallas, Rick and Cheri Ward of Tecumseh, two grandsons, Erich Ward and his wife Bonnie of Chicago Il., Adam Ward of San Francisco, Ca., and one great grandson Baxter Brieden Ward. Three step grandchildren Judy, Joe (wife Mita), and Jacob Ponce and seven step great grandchildren. Several cousins, nieces and nephews, and good friends Jim and Delores Sing, Cecil Santino, Robert Barnett, Verlie Grimmett, and Kim Gentry.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Heritage Nursing Home of Tecumseh for their wonderful care Jimmie received while she was there..

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Posted online on February 28, 2021