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Ruby Juanita Sams was born November 1, 1922 in Victoria, TX., to Joseph Andrew and Emma Elviria (Mills) Stephens. She passed from this life on March 15, 2012 in Durant at the age of 89. Ruby married Ervin Sams on October 2, 1970 in Altus. She enjoyed reading, word searches, and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; husband: Ervin Sams; sons: John, Joe and Samuel Wable; and a great-granddaughter: Kryslin Streitz. She is survived by her children: Phyllis and Robert Streitz of St. Louis, MO; sister: Juel Rath of Garland, TX; grandchildren: Cheri & Joseph D'Andrea, Robert & Jennifer Streitz, Christina & Ben Abell, Phillip & Betsy Streitz; great-grandchildren: Ciarra & Andrew Freimuth, Alex Bailey, Kristin Streitz, Amber Streitz, Elene Streitz, Brynne Streitz, Alyssa Shell, Kortni D'Andrea, Melani Shell, Bobby Shell, Devin Streitz, Eddie Shell, Sammy Shell, Felicity Streitz, and Savannah Shell; great-great-grandchildren: Adam O'Brochta, Kyler Grodon and Spencer Freimuth; as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Mills-Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Antlers with Reverend J.W. Ray officiating. Pallbearers included: Joseph D'Andrea, Andrew Freimuth, Alex Bailey, Trey Stephens, Weldon Whiteside and Reverend Phillip Savage. Honorary pallbearers included: Michael Bailey, George Brooks and Robert L. Streitz. Interment followed at the Finley Cemetery in Finley. Family and friends may send online condolences at www.millscoffey.com.
Funeral services conducted by Mills-Coffey Funeral Home of Antlers