Ruby Bell Bryan

Ruby Bell Bryan, 89, nee Wilkerson, of Vinita, Okla. and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Heartsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vinita, Okla.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, Okla., with the Rev. Gina Lee Jackson officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita, Okla., where visitation was held Friday evening, March 7.

Mrs. Bryan was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Webbers Falls, Okla., the daughter of Robert E. Wilkerson and Zula Elmira McCullough Wilkerson. She married James Paul Bryan on Jan. 25, 1964. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1994.

She graduated from high school in Webbers Falls.

Prior to moving to Vinita, Okla., she resided in Bartlesville, Okla., Fredericksburg, and Broken Arrow, Okla.

Mrs. Bryan was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Grand Matron.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Bryan was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.

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