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May 20, 2014

Ruth Laverne Carter

April 11, 1928-May 17, 2014

COMANCHE — Ruth Laverne (Pickle) Carter went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday May 17 at her home in Comanche after a long illness. Ruth was born to Grover Cleveland and Rosie (Blackerbe) Pickle on April 11, 1928 in Comanche.  

Ruth attended all 12 grades of school and graduated from Comanche High School in 1945. After graduation Ruth married her high school sweetheart Leo Carter in Marietta, Texas on Oct. 7, 1945. They enjoyed a long and loving life together.  

Ruth enjoyed being with her family and had a great love for doing crafts and sewing, she especially enjoyed making her own clothes. Ruth retired from Halliburton after 27 years as a payroll clerk. Ruth was also the first part-time employee for Halliburton.

Until her health started to fail, Ruth was an active member of the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ.

Ruth is survived by her husband Leo Carter of the home, two grandsons David Croy and wife Charla of Duncan and Michael Lee Carter of Granite, Okla., three great-grandchildren: Shannon Croy, Jon-Carter Croy, and Jordyn Croy all of Duncan, a son-in-law, John Croy and wife Mettie of Duncan.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Mike Carter, a daughter Deborah Sue Croy, a grandson, John Carter Croy, a sister, Oleta Starnette, and a brother (G.C.) Grover Cleveland Pickle Jr.

Services will be Thursday May 22, at 1 p.m. at Chisholm Trail Church of Christ with Rev. Lee Peters, Van Buren AR, officiating. Internment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche OK, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be John Croy, David Croy, Mike Carter, and George Kendrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Alton Phelps and Pete Robnett.

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