Ruth Margaret (Sayles) Hoover

June 27, 1922 – May 27, 2013

Ruth Margaret (Sayles) Hoover of Broken Arrow, Okla., was born June 27, 1922, in Genesee to Burton Leslie and Clara (Loose) Sayles. She passed away May 27, 2013, in Broken Arrow, Okla., at the age of 90.

In 1959, after her children were teenagers, Ruth went to work for the Waukesha Foundry Corp. She was a clerk typist there for more than 25 years. Ruth was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Sperry, Okla., where her son-in-law, Bill Field, was her pastor.

Ruth married Lester H. Hoover on Dec. 31, 1940, and they were married for more than 66 years. She enjoyed sewing, embroidering, quilting, reading, history, bird watching, spending time traveling and camping with family and friends. Her greatest joy was caring for others and serving her Lord in many other capacities. It always brought a smile to her face when her great-grandchildren would tell her she was the smartest lady in the world.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathryn Davidson and husband Don of Austin, Minn., and Marjorie Field and husband Bill of Broken Arrow; son, David Hoover and wife Linda of West Allis; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Joanne Lass, and Mary Ann Gramann and husband William, all of Waukesha; brothers, Leslie Sayles of Pickerel, Martin Sayles and wife Jessica of Tucson, Ariz., and Daniel Sayles and wife Valerie of Delafield; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Hoover; her parents; stepmother, Frances Sayles; seven brothers; four sisters; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 3, at Grace Baptist Church in Sperry, Okla. The Rev. Bill Field will officiate and burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry.

Memorial donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Grace Baptist Church in Sperry.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry, 918-288-6334. Online condolences to the family can be made at