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Ruth Coppock

September 12, 1928 — September 2, 2022

Funeral services for Ruth Eleanor Coppock will be held 2:00pm, Wednesday, September 7, 2022 in the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Terry Chick officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Ruth Eleanor Haworth Coppock was born September 12, 1928, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Kenneth and Josephine (Pardoe) Haworth and passed away September 2, 2022 in Enid. She spent her youth in Omaha and Spencer, Iowa, where her parents bought a small acreage during the depression years. Some of her happiest memories were fishing with her father and brother along the Little Sioux River and tending to the chickens and ducks they raised.

In 1940, the family moved to Enid, Oklahoma, and Ruth attended Emerson Junior High and Enid High School, graduating in 1946. An accomplished horse woman, she was a member of the Enid Riding Club while in high school riding her Paint mare, Gypsy. After high school, she worked at AT&T as a telephone operator and promoted to the B board. Her time at “the telephone office” was another of her happiest. She would later tell her children of the camaraderie she had with all her fellow operators including best friend, Thelma Kesner Brauser, and all the good times they had.

While walking to her home on West Randolph after work one day, her brother, Jack Haworth, and his friend pulled alongside to offer a ride. Her brother’s friend was David Coppock, and she was immediately taken with him. They married in November 1950, but they both had tempers and too much pride. They divorced less than a year later. However, a divorce could not get the other out of their hearts and they remarried in May 1954. As she would later say, “this time it took”, and they remained married for fifty-five years until David’s death in 2009.

Ruth had grown up reading the works of Zane Grey and fantasized about traveling through America’s west, particularly Arizona. Ruth and David traveled extensively through Arizona and New Mexico, bringing their five children along for the ride in their Volkswagen camper cruising down U.S. Route 66.

Later in their marriage, as David’s airline career advanced, he was offered free-gratis travel passes on multiple airlines. This expanded their travel to around the world with visits to Hong Kong, Hawaii, England, Mexico, Bahamas, and other locales. Her expertise in packing a single suitcase for seven people could not be matched.

Ruth kept a childlike wonder about the world around her and loved being in a crowd of friends and family to celebrate life’s journey. She loved being a mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. But above all, she was a daughter of Christ and knew she would someday rejoin her parents, brother, and David in heaven.

She is survived by her four sons Mike, Zack, Mark, and Patrick all of Enid; her daughter, Becky and son-in-law, Brian Barnes of Augusta, Kansas; two grandchildren: Molly Rogers of Augusta, Kansas, and Noah Coppock of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and one great-granddaughter, Josephine Ruth Bailey of Augusta, Kansas. Also surviving is her niece, Ann Haworth Priest of Tuxedo Hills, NY, her nephews, Tim Haworth of Wichita, Kansas, and Bryan Haworth of Seattle, Washington and Ruth’s lifelong friend of seventy-years, Thelma Brauser and her daughters, Janet Richardson, and Anita Feemster, all of Yukon, Oklahoma.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with Ladusau-Evans serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences to the family may be made at ladusauevans.com.
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