Susie Simms 2/10/2006


Charity Ruth Hancock

Services for Charity Ruth Hancock will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 at Blue Starr Church of Christ with Mike Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Friends may visit the funeral home from 12-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Charity passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14. She was 94.

Born Jan. 5, 1911 in Pittsburg, Kan. to Arthur and Alice Laura Mason James, Ruth was reared and educated in Tulsa. On Dec. 1, 1928 Ruth married Roy Hancock. The couple made their home in the Claremore area and to this union seven children were born. Ruth’s love of the Lord was evident early on, she was baptized in the Church of Christ on Feb. 7, 1932 by Thomas Enix.

Family was Ruth’s number one priority in life. She treasured every moment she spent with them. You might say gardening came very natural to Ruth. She was able to grow tasty vegetables that she served to her family. The rest she canned so they could enjoy it year around. Time with her kids and grandkids was time well spent. She loved playing checkers and dominos and was quite the master of both games. Ruth had the wonderful ability to write, putting her life and her families into poetry, 38 poems in all. She also loved to crochet and make crafts.

This wonderful wife, mother and grandmother will truly be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her treasured family which include her children William Eugene Hancock of Ada, Bertha Lorene Chaney, James Arthur Hancock, Doris Adams, Grace Irene Lobermier and James Roy Hancock all of Claremore; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Charity was preceded in death by her husband Roy, her son Paul Lloyd Hancock, three grandsons and one granddaughter.

12/16/2005 Claremore Progress newspaper Bill Cook site owner and publisher