Obituary – Washam, Ellen Ruth (Speiser)

Class of 1937

1937 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalEllen Ruth Speiser
Ellen Ruth Speiser

– daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Speiser of Perry, was born in Marshall on Aug. 9, 1919. She attended the elementary grades in Perry and attended high school in Perry. During her high school career she was a Red Hot. Following graduation she expects to go to a Business College in Okla. City.

Ellen Ruth (Speiser) Washam

August 9, 1919 – August 31, 1987

Ellen Ruth Washam, 68, died Monday morning in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 9, 1919 in Marshall, Okla., she was the daughter of Herman and Eva Speiser. She graduated from Perry High School in 1937 and the Mercy School of Nursing in Fort Scott, Kan. in 1941.

She married Allard Abe Washam on Oct. 3, 1968.

Mrs. Washam worked for 23 years as a registered nurse for Dr. C. W. Arrendell and Dr. Gene Arrendell at the Arrendell Clinic in Ponca City. She was a member of the Woodlands Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Mike Wallen of Route 2, Box 655, Ponca City; a sister, Nora Belle Dozier of Enid; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, and one brother.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodlands Christian Church. The Revs. Paul Krueger and Leland Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, under the direction of E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Directors.