Ruby Cameron

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A Chapel service for Ruby (Weathersbee) Cameron, 77, long time Cordell resident, was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014, in the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Doyle Kinney and burial concluded in the Arapaho Cemetery, under the direction of Stanley-Lee Funeral Home. Ruby L. (Weathersbee) Cameron was born January 24, 1936, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Dewey and Minnie (Gossman) Weathersbee and passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014, in the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton, Oklahoma. Her early years were spent in the Arapaho-Clinton area where she attended Clinton Schools. She enjoyed her friends and playing basketball in junior high. She briefly worked in the early 1950’s as a switchboard operator for the Telephone Company in Greenfield, Oklahoma, near Geary, where her paternal grandparents lived. Once Ruby married Richard VanHyning in 1955, in Cordell, she became a homemaker raising and caring for her children. In 1962, she married George Oliver in Sayre, Oklahoma. She had another son and daughter with George. In 1976, she married Bill Cameron. In the early 1990’s, she returned to Cordell to be near her children. As a youngster she was a member of the Presbyterian Church and in her later years she attended the Fourth and College Church of Christ in Cordell. She loved dancing, especially the Put your Little Foot, Waltzing, Texas Two Step and always the Paul Jones; she also enjoyed playing cards and watching classic western movies. She is survived by two sons: Troy Oliver of Cordell, Dewey Jewett of North Texas; four daughters: Joyce Arlene Thrasher of Silver Springs, Florida, Gwin VanHyning of Cordell, Jo Payne and husband, Gregory, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Karen Milam of North Texas; eight grandchildren: Amber Oliver, Derrick Oliver, Danny Uplinger, Tracy Uplinger, Sabrina VanHyning, Candy Seals, Amy Heintz, Mara Rowden, and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant brothers, and three grandsons: Johnny Rowden, Clyde Leon VanHyning, and Kevin VanHyning.
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