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Ruby Jenell Keltner,

1937 - 2019

A memorial graveside service for Ruby Jenell Keltner will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Mannford. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Mannford Community Center following the service. Cremation services were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home, of Bristow. Online condolences may be expressed at

Ruby Jenell Keltner was born in Terlton on Oct. 31, 1937, to the late Raymond Pearl Sanderson and Martha Jane (Logsdon) Sanderson. She passed from this life in Tulsa on May 5, 2019, at the age of 81 years. Ruby was raised and educated in Terlton until the family moved to Dinuba, California where she finished high school. She met and fell in love with Bob Keltner and they were united in marriage on Feb. 16, 1956. They made their home in San Francisco before moving back to Dinuba. In 1960, they moved to Mannford and in 1966, they moved back to Dinuba. After retirement in 1992, they moved back to Mannford and built a large home. She loved to entertain and would host cookouts, dances and community events at their home. She prided herself in her home and liked sitting on her porch watching the wildlife.

Ruby was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, reading and gardening. She was active in the Mannford and Terlton Senior Citizens organizations. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Sanderson; a sister, Zola Wilson; and a great granddaughter, Illyana Fletcher.

She leaves behind her husband, Bob Keltner of Mannford; children, Donna Nii and husband Craig, of California; Ray Keltner, of Mannford Vickie Hayes, of Texas; Edward Keltner, of Mannford;–Sheena Bradley and husband Charles, of Texas; 12 granchildren, 23 great grand children, two brothers, Bud Sanderson and Jack Sanderson; six sisters Mary Vann, Martha Bridges, Delores Ketchum, Ella Mae Simpson, Karen King, Sharon Spurgeon and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Bristow News Record

P.O. Box 840
112 West Sixth St.
Bristow, OK 74010
PH: (918) 367-2282
FAX: (918) 367-2724