Claremore Daily Progress

Obituaries

September 16, 2013

Ruth (Gaume) Ronck

CLAREMORE — The celebration of life and Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth (Gaume) Ronck, Enid, will be Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Enid, Okla. Reverend Rajesh K. Mankena will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Clyde, Okla., under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. A recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in the Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel, with family receiving visitors from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Ruth passed away on Sept. 12, 2013 in Enid. She was 91 years old.

Born Sept. 3, 1922 to Lamy and Phoebe (Earnest) Gaume, she was one of six children. Ruth attended the Catholic School in Danville for eight years, attending her first two years of high school at Harper, Kan. In 1938, she moved with her parents to Anthony, Kan., graduating from Anthony High School in 1940. After high school, she was employed at the Harper County Court House in Anthony as Deputy Register of Deeds.

Ruth soon met her sweetheart, Norvel Ronck, at a dance in Anthony, and the rest was history. They were united in marriage on Sept. 25, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church at Anthony. Their union was blessed with seven children, including two sets of twins. Being happily married for 65 years, they made their home in Wakita for 58 years before moving to Enid to The Commons Retirement Home. 

Ruth was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Wakita. For many years, she helped with and taught religion classes. She was an active member of St. Ann’s Altar Society, the Wakita Senior Citizens, and the C.R.O.W.N. program. When the Wakita Community Health Center opened in 1969, and with six of her seven children still at home, she became employed full-time as both a certified nurse aide and medication aide. She worked at the Community Health Center for 18 years, and after retiring, continued to be one of their faithful volunteers. When she and Norvel retired, their children surprised them with a celebration and a much-deserved trip to Hawaii.

Ruth was a devoted wife and mother, always setting the best examples for her children by her faith in God and love of her family. She was a very generous and giving person, always willing to help others.  

She is survived by her husband Norvel of 65 years; sons: Victor and wife Marci of Missoula, Mont.; Duane of Oklahoma City, and David of Hustisford, Wis.; daughters: Mary Lou Flanagan and husband Bill of Claremore, Rita Smith and husband Tom of Enid, Ronda Bell and husband Gary of Claremore, and Donna Bingham and husband Bill of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren: Kristy Mitchell of Texhoma, Kathy Scarpa of Edmond, Matthew Truitt of Owasso, Tiffany Fitzsimmons of Bartlesville, Leslie Engle of Amarillo, Texas, and Bryan Bingham of Stillwater. Step grandchildren: Jeff Smith of Dallas, Texas, Bo Flanagan of Silver Spring, Md., Gary Bell Jr. of Bartlesville, and Robyn Harris of Claremore. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law Margaret Ronck of Wichita, Kan., and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lamy and Phoebe Gaume, sisters: Gertrude Davis, Gladys Wright, Sister Ann Cecile Gaume, and one brother, Ralph Gaume.

Ruth will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and relatives.

Memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to St Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Wakita, or the Wakita Community Health Center. Condolences may be made online at Brown-Cummings.com

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