Ruby Fern (Lighty) Morrow

Class of 1925

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Ruby Lighty

Ruby Fern (Lighty) Morrow

June 2, 1908 – November 25, 2001

Ruby Morrow, 93, formerly of Perry. died Sunday, November 25, 2001, at Oklahoma Methodist Manor in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Ruby was born June 3, 1908, in Lucien, Oklahoma to Edgar H. and Ida May (Stanford) Lighty. The family came from near Piper City, Illinois, to reside on the farm south of Lucien in 1907. They moved to Perry, Oklahoma in 1915 where her father began employment with the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier.

Ruby attended school in Perry, Oklahoma and A & M College. Ruby taught school at Fremont, Barrett and Perry Elementary Schools from 1926-1934.

Ruby and James Everett Morrow were married on June 24, 1934. At this time, Ruby became a homemaker and Everett was engaged in the lumberyard and construction business.

Ruby was an active and lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Perry, Oklahoma, participating in the construction of the original church building at Seventh and Elm streets. She devoted many hours of service to her church and community and to the Camp Fire and Boy Scouts organizations.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett, on January 2, 1997; one sister, May Lau; three brothers and two sisters-in-law. Roy and Lillie Lighty, Ivan and Nadine Lighty and Glenn Lighty; and one grandson, Alex Zeighami.

Ruby is survived by one son, Paul Morrow, and his wife, “Sandy,” Perry, Oklahoma; two daughters, Jane Hill and her husband, George, and Elaine Zeighami, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Vandalyn Bolay, Perry, Oklahoma, Roy Zeighami, McKinney, Texas, and James Hill Tulsa, Oklahoma; one great-granddaughter, Autumn Bolay, Perry, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Rev. Ron Weathers will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, Oklahoma. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 501 Seventh Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077, Camp Fire Boys and Girls. Boy Scouts of America or the charity of the donor’s choice.