Ruby Carol (Rotalsky) Oden, age 81, celebrated her heavenly birthday on July 10, 2021 at her home under hospice care in Oklahoma City with her family at her side. She was earthly born on January 6, 1940 to John and Marie Rotalsky in Albany, New York. She was the oldest of nine children. She was preceeded in death by her parents, her brother Jonathan and her sister Jonnette. She is survived by her loving spouse, Bill Oden, her children: Faith and Gene Sanders (Arcadia, OK), Jim and My Oden (Oklahoma City, OK), Bob and Jutta Oden (Radcliff,KY), and Tim Oden (Oklahoma City, OK), seven grandchildren: Jamie & Brian Bates, Robert & Meredeth Duncan, Michael Oden, Phil & Susie Oden, Court Duncan, Ricky Oden, and Devontay Oden, and five great grandchildren: Aiden, Rylan, & Morgan Bates and Moses & Daisy Duncan.
Ruby was known for her beautiful smile and her elegant stature. She was welcoming and compassionate with everyone she met. Ruby was a young widow with three small children under the age of four when she met and fell in love with a young airman, Bill Oden in Champagne Urbana, IL. They only needed one date and it lasted for a glorious 58 years. He was her one and only. She was an artist, a seamstress, and a homemaker. She was an avid fisherman - a hobby she shared with her son Jim and her grandchildren. She loved working with children and sharing her love of art. She always had an age appropriate craft project for the grandchildren and great grandchildren at every family gathering. Her greatest love was always for the Lord. She lived her entire life in the service of the Lord as a missionary with her husband Bill whether it be in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin or Oklahoma.
She will be greatly missed by all who know and love her.
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Northwest Church of Christ "Highways And Byways"
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