Mary Ruth Blan

November 16, 1934 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 83)


Mary Ruth Blan went to her heavenly home on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Brentwood Terrace in Paris, TX. She was born on November 16, 1934 To Stan Watie McKee and Ida Roden McKee and was the youngest of five children.

Ruth married the love of her life Virgil Blan, Jr. in DeQueen, Arkansas on October 25, 1952. Ruth and Virgil moved to Fort Belvoir, Virginia when Virgil served in the Army during the Korean War. They returned to Antlers and soon moved to Boron, California. There they raised their young sons and were owner/operators of the Boron Furniture Store. Leaving California, after seventeen years, they returned to Antlers. They were owner/operators of several local businesses—the Bronco Café and the Gulf gas station. Ruth was administrative secretary at Antlers ISD for many years and remained in Antlers for the next 49 years. She was a long-time member of the Assembly of God in Antlers. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years and in later years was the church secretary.

Left to honor Ruth and remember her love are her beloved husband: Virgil; her sons: Dan Blan and wife Susan of Wills Point, TX, Mitch Blan and wife Karla of Kennedale, TX; her grandsons: Brad Blan of Kennedale, TX and Cody Blan of Wills Point, TX; granddaughter: Kandace Jurgensmeier and husband Michael of Arlington, TX; precious great-granddaughter: Lily Grace Jurgensmeier; her sister Juanita Smith of Soper, OK; brother-in-law: Lanning Ishmael of Sulphur Springs, TX; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Jimmy Don Blan; her brother: Stan McKee; and her sisters: Charlene Ishmael and Faye Pillars.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday October 13, 2018 at the First Assembly of God Church in Antlers, OK with Mitch Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at the Antlers Cemetery.

Family and friends will gather at the chapel of Serenity Funeral Services on Friday night from 6 PM- 8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ruth’s honor to the First Assembly of God Church in Antlers, OK.

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