The Edmond Sun


April 29, 2013

Ruth Iris McLish

EDMOND —     Ruth Iris (Lamer) McLish, 84, of Edmond, Okla., was born October 30, 1928 in Okmulgee, Okla., to Aloysius and Evelyn Lamer.  She passed away at home of natural causes April 25, 2013.

    Ruth was raised in Oklahoma City, and married Cal McLish (CCJCTM) November 24, 1950.  A beautiful woman with a beautiful smile, Ruth made a home for her family of five children while she followed her professional baseball player husband around the country, eventually settling back in Edmond and working at times for Humpty Dumpty grocery, St. John’s Catholic Church, the American Bank, Edmond YMCA and finally as a realtor for Abide Real Estate.  

    Ruth remained in Edmond with her family nearby the rest of her life.  She was a life time member of Silk Stockings, loved to play golf, swim at the Y, visit with friends, tell a joke or a story and listen to a good country song.  Ruth was always quick with a laugh and a smile or a good one-liner, and through everything, never lost her sense of humor.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Paul; her daughter, Ruth Ann McLish in 1972; granddaughter, Kallie Beth McLish in 2002; husband, Cal McLish in 2010; and son, Cal McLish Jr. in 2011.

    She is survived by daughter-in-law, Kathy of Norman; sons, John and wife Pam and Tom and wife Ginny; and daughter, Luanne Howell and husband Brian, all of Edmond; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

    The family thanks caregivers Beverly Norman and Anita Plummer for the special love and attention that they provided to Ruth.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the First Christian Church of Edmond, under the direction of Rev. Chris Shorow and Matthews Funeral Home.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edmond YMCA or Edmond Hope Center.

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