Ruth Audra (Blake) Thiessen

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1928~2020

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Ruth Audra (Blake) Thiessen was born November 25, 1928 in Calvin, Oklahoma to Bowie Jackson Blake and Stella Parthenia (Owen) Blake. She passed away June 29, 2020.

On August 29, 1948 Ruth married Alvin Bernard “Bud” Thiessen. Bud and Ruth raised their three children in Hinton and Norman, Oklahoma. They worked together in the restaurant and construction businesses for the next 60 years.

Ruth was a member of the Christ Church of Norman. She was a woman who centered her life on God and family.

Survivors include daughter, Audra (Thiessen) Overstreet, two sons, Danny Thiessen and wife Gloria, and Tim Thiessen and wife Jona, all of Norman; Grandchildren Michelle Landolt, Ann Dee Overstreet, Sara Ritchie, Bradley Thiessen, Amber McKinzie, Allie Tsotigh, Jessica Farris, Madison Thiessen, and Chelsea Thiessen and thirteen great grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Chloe, nephews Larry Schrameck and Gary Schrameck, and niece Melanie Morrow.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Warren Cemetery in Norman, Oklahoma with Pastor James Taylor officiating. Services are under the direction of Tribute Memorial Care. Condolences may be shared at www.tribute.care.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.