Kenneth (Ken) Frederick Ruhl, of Durant died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at a special rehabilitation hospital in Sherman, Texas. His memorial service and celebration of his life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church, 501 N. 15th Ave., Durant, OK.  Cremation has been chosen and there will be no interment at this time.
Ken was born in Sapulpa, on Sept. 16, 1930, to parents Ollie Jean (Grubbs) Ruhl and Kenneth P. Ruhl. He attended Sapulpa Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1948. He was active in school activities and in the Boy Scouts where he earned the Eagle Scout award and membership in the Order of the Arrow. Following graduation, he attended Central State College (now University of Central Oklahoma) for one year before enlisting in the US Air Force. After completing his military service, he returned to Oklahoma and completed college at Oklahoma City University earning a bachelor of science degree in business.
 On July 17, 1953, Ken married Mary June Bradley in the Y Chapel on campus at Central State College, beginning a marriage that was to last more than 65 years. Most of his working years were in sales including 25 years with OG&E where he retired in 1987 as Division Supervisor, Consumer Services, in Ardmore. He spent another ten years self-employed selling specialty advertising. He was in Lion’s Club, both in Durant and Ardmore, and active in many community activities. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, he had served as a deacon and on a number of church committees. During retirement he enjoyed woodworking, watercolor painting, traveling with his wife, as well as writing his own story about growing up in Sapulpa.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Robert J. Ruhl. Survivors to cherish his memory include his wife Mary, daughter Cindy Ruhl, son Kurt Ruhl, all of Durant, son Chris Ruhl and wife Michelle of Oologah, six grandsons Daniel Ruhl (Rachel) and John Ruhl (Megan) all of Tulsa, Samuel Ruhl of Pueblo, Colo., Joshua Ruhl, Jonathan Ruhl, and Isaiah Ruhl of Ardmore, and four granddaughters Mary Grace Robinson (Dwight) of Ft. Worth, Texas, Sarah Prettyman (Colton) of Washougal, Wash., Hannah Ruhl and Ruthanna Ruhl both of Ardmore. There are four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Goodland Academy, P.O. Box 1056, Hugo, OK 74743-1056 or First Presbyterian Church, Durant, OK.
Gordon Funeral Home, 221 N. 3rd Durant is handling the arrangements. www.gordonfh.com.