The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

September 16, 2013

Ruby Irene Harris

Published 9-17-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, OK — Graveside service for Ruby Irene Harris will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Waynoka Municipal Cemetery, with Gene Goben officiating. Interment is under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka LLC.

Ruby Irene Harris, daughter of the late Chris Henery and Dora Bell (Glover) Sims, was born June 10, 1921, on the farm just east of Avard, and passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Enid, Okla., at the age of 92 years, 3 months, and 14 days.

Ruby graduated from Avard High School with the class of 1939. She worked at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita.

In April 1945, she was married to Homer Harris in Oklahoma City. They moved from Wichita to Avard then to Waynoka.

She was a licensed nutritionist and dietician, working for Avard School then E.P. Clapper Memorial Hospital in Waynoka. She retired in 1986.

She was a member of Avard Christian Church. She enjoyed cooking, bingo, reading, and gardening.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer, and 10 siblings, Milton Sims, Mary Bergen, Jim Sims, Lillie Murray, Josie Sims, Rosie Murray, Elsie Martin, Flora Ferguson, William Sims and Hazel Hardesty.

Ruby is survived by three sons, Dan Cornish and wife Pat of Amarillo, Texas, Dean Cornish of Brownsville, Texas, and Richard Harris and wife Molly of Enid; five grandchildren, Tommy Cornish of Alba, Texas, Chris Cornish and wife Lisa of Strang, Okla., Richard Cornish and wife Tanya of Strang, Okla., Thomas Harris of Galveston, Texas, and Patricia Harris of Houston, Texas; six great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Waynoka EMTs.

Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.mar shallfuneralhomes.com.

(Submitted by family)