Graveside service for Mildred Geraldine Ring, 93, Cleo Springs, is 10 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Cleo Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc.
Mildred Geraldine was born July 24, 1923, to Roy Huston and Nora Belle (Shepard) Anthony, and passed from this life June 18, 2017, at the age of 93 years.
She attended school at Aline through the 12th grade. Following her marriage to Howard Lee Ring, the couple made their home east of Cleo Springs. She was a homemaker which included being a wife, mother, farm hand, nurse, cook, laundry, and just about every other job title there was when you live on the farm with eight children.
She was talented at most anything she put her hand to, including making ceramics, as well as canning what she grew in her big garden. Mildred loved her family and enjoyed spending time with each one.
She also was a member of the First Christian Church in Cleo Springs, but regularly attended Cowboy Church.
Surviving her are three daughters: Carol Polifka and husband Jim of Garber, Wynne Chodrick and husband Vernon, and Karen Ransford and husband Jim (deceased) all of Enid, four sons: Eddie Ring of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Dennis Ring, and Barry Ring both of Cleo Springs, and Mike Ring of Oklahoma City, one brother, Bud Anthony and wife Cordelia of Aline, two half-sisters, Jean Reasonover of Arlington, Texas, and Judy Murphy of Georgetown, Texas, 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband Howard, son, Carl, and two sisters, Wynne Parker and Wilma Beasley and one grandchild.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one,
I'd like to leave an afterglow when life is done,
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days,
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
Love, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Great-Great Grandma.
Published on June 21, 2017