MADILL — Ruth Ettie Awalt, 97, of Madill, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the hospital in Madill. She was born on April 22, 1916, in Ravenna, Texas, to the late William H. Nichols and Mary Rosa Todd Nichols.

Ruth was raised in the Linn community, where she lived most of her life. She married Loys (L. V.) Awalt on April 2, 1932, in Madill. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1999. Ruth worked on the family farm, milking cows, picking cotton, and hoeing the fields. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club and the Little City Baptist Church. Ruth enjoyed crocheting, cooking and sewing.

She is survived by her children, Bill L. Awalt, Madill, Oklahoma, Lynda Laird and husband, James, Madill, Oklahoma, Sharon Foote, Ardmore, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Eric Awalt and wife, Cathy, Madill, Oklahoma, David Awalt and wife, Caryn, Madill, Oklahoma, Danny Awalt and wife, Beth, Madill, Oklahoma, Rommye Vaughn and husband, Lindsey, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Patrick Laird and wife, Jennifer, Madill, Oklahoma; 12 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one granddaughter, Kimberly Jo Awalt.

Visitation will be noon to 9 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Madill.

Services will be Monday, December 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Oklahoma. Ron Robertson will officiate the services. Interment will be at the Linn Cemetery, Linn, Oklahoma. Casket bearers are Patrick Laird, Lindsey Vaughn, Danny Awalt, Billy D. Awalt, Justin Awalt and James Chapman

Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to