March 11, 2013

Ruth Haywood

— Ruth Haywood, 97 of Tuttle, OK went home to be with her Lord, Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Tuttle Care Center.   Ruth was born on June 19, 1915 in Faxon, Oklahoma.  She was the 6th child of nine children born to Thomas Long and Catherine (Gordon) Long.   Ruth grew up near Faxon, Oklahoma where she attended school.   She later moved to the OKC area where she met her husband, Claude O. Haywood.  They were married on January 18, 1936 in Chickasha and soon moved to Tuttle where they raised two children, Claudette and Tom.    Ruth was a lifelong member of the Tuttle Church of Christ.  She loved going to Church and was a faithful member all her life.  She looked forward to Sunday afternoons when members from the Church came to see her and they could share the bible together.

    Throughout her life, Ruth worked hard to help provide for her family.  For many years she raised fresh vegetable in her garden for canning.  Ruth was a collector of cook books, she loved to cook and was a fabulous cook.  She also loved going out to eat and one of her favorite restaurants was “Herman’s Seafood” in OKC. They served a delicious Cole Slaw which she mastered and served at her own table.  She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother.   She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much and looked forward to their visits.     

    After falling and breaking her arm in 2006.  Ruth lived at the Mustang Assisted Living Center for a short time before moving to the Tuttle Care Center in 2008.

She was preceded in death by:

Parents:        Thomas and Catherine Long

Husband:        Claude Oliver Haywood in Oct. 26, 1989

Daughter:        Claudette Reed

Son-in-law:    Tim Reed

2 brothers:        Gordon and Owen

5 sisters:        Alna, Jessie, Ina, Calli, Mildred and Pauline

She is survived by:

Son:            Tom Haywood and wife Jeanette of Tuttle

Six grandchildren:    Jeff Jester and wife Marcia of Magnolia, AR

                Stacy Hulsey of Lawton

                Lori Whitmore and husband Shawn of Lawton

                Shawn Haywood of Tuttle

                Kim Kennedy and husband Terry of Tuttle

                Kandi Link and husband Aaron of Tuttle

16 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren

Several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Susan Stowe of Tulsa

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Tuttle Church of Christ in Tuttle, OK.  Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle.  Arrangements are by Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Newcastle, OK.  Send online condolences at


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