Ruthann Kirsch

June 15, 1942 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 78)


Ruthann Kirsch died in Waurika, Oklahoma on January 30, 2021 at age 78 at the Westbrook Healthcare.

She was born to Paul Andrew and Alberta Maria Kane on June 15, 1942 in Montgomery, Indiana. She lived in Sierra Vista, Arizona from 1979 – 1989. Over the years she moved several times between Arizona and Oklahoma. In 2014, she returned to Oklahoma, which became her last move.

Ruthann’s dad was in the military and he spent the first 5 years of her life away from the home. After she began going to school, she was teased by some of her classmates about her beautiful red hair. Her father learned that she has been teased about her red hair, he told her day that before she was born, he had prayed to be blessed with a daughter that would have red hair and he would name this child Ruthann. And he was indeed blessed with this child. He was very proud of her and he wanted her to know it and told her to look at how many people around her have been blessed with red hair. She realized that not very many people would have red hair and she too became very proud of her hair especially after her dad shared this story with her.

Ruthann attended the San Jose Catholic Church in Ryan, Oklahoma until it closed; after which, she started attending church services and Sunday school at Ryan United Methodist Church. Ruthann was a very good cook and she enjoyed preparing pies to take to the church dinners. It was at Ryan United Methodist Church where Ruthann met Mollye Compton and her daughter Brionna. Mollye and Brionna invited Ruthann to lunch and their relationship quickly blossomed into a beautiful friendship with the three of them getting together to share a meal after church at each other’s homes.

Ruthann also enjoyed going to the Ryan Nutrition Center for her noon time meals. There she would find joy in making new friend and sharing food and fellowship with them. Even when she might not have felt quite up to, she continued to drive to the center to pick up her meal. In 2020, because of COVID and the restrictions placed on gatherings, the center was unable to serve sit down meals. Ruthann did occasionally have to call Bobbie Jean to see if she could have her meal delivered to her and Bobbie Jean was always glad to see to it that she got her meal when she was unable to pick it up herself. Ruthann really missed spending time-sharing a meal with the friends she met at the center.

Ruthann is preceded in death by her parents, and husbands William A. Fisher and Gary Kirsch. She is survived by her two sons, Virgil Arnold Fisher (Lourdes Fisher) and Paul Andrew Fisher (Angie Fisher).

Ruthann loved to dance to country music, sightsee, and shop at the local thrift shops. She had awesome laugh that was very infectious. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Westbrook Health and the Chisholm Trail Hospice. The care provided to the Ruthann at both facilities is very much appreciated. Whitt Funeral Home was extremely helpful and caring with all funeral preparations. Due to Covid-19, no services will be held.

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