Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children


Edna "Ruth" Trimble

February 24, 1936 - August 11, 2015


Edna Ruth TrimbleEdna Ruth Trimble, 79, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully at Forest Hills Care Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on August 11, 2015.

Visitation will be held at Moore's Southlawn in Tulsa on August 13, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.

Funeral service will be held at Memorial Baptist Church in Tulsa on August 14, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Marc Dreyer officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow.

Ruth was born on February 24, 1936 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a daughter to the late Fulton and Margaret Willis. She graduated from Northeastern State College in 1957.

She married Albert Trimble on November 26, 1965, and together, they adopted a daughter, Brenda Faye on January 6, 1969.

Ruth was a dedicated elementary educator, retiring from Tulsa Public Schools in May of 1990. One of her greatest joys was bringing knowledge to children, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds, and helping them to develop a love of learning. Her mantra was “All children can learn, if you challenge them to listen.”

She was a longtime member of Memorial Baptist Church, where she was actively involved in WMU and various children's and women's ministries. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Her graceful and kind spirit were evidence of her love for Jesus Christ and His children.

She, along with her husband, volunteered with the Owasso Baptist Children's Home, Oklahoma Baptist Builders, Oklahoma Disaster Relief, and Day Spring Villa Women’s Shelter. She was a proficient seamstress and loved crafts, cooking, reading, listening to gospel music and traveling with family and friends.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Fulton and Margaret Willis, as well as sisters, Ruby Wilkinson, Helen Caldwell, and May Mooneyham; brothers, Chester, Marvin, Grover and Earl Willis; and son-in-law, Randall Pinkerton.

She leaves behind countless loving memories to be cherished by her beloved husband, Albert Trimble; daughter, Brenda Pinkerton; siblings, Faye Tumbleson and Dean Willis; grandson, Craig Pinkerton and his wife Christina; granddaughter, Cara Brown and her husband Sam; and her precious great-grandchildren, Bryant, Amelya, Denver, Jack and Brynlea. Ruth was blessed to have had the love and admiration of many nieces and nephews, whom were dear to her heart.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth's honor to the Owasso Baptist Children's Home.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Forest Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, as well as Roserock Hospice, for their compassionate support in her final days.

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