The Woodward News

January 17, 2014

Ruth E. Loch

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Ruth E. Loch, 74 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the Woodward Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Junior Zollinger officiating.  Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Roland Cemetery in Roland, Oklahoma.


Ruth Ellen (Hutchison) Loch was born on August 18, 1939 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Charles Morgan and Mabel (Fleherty) Hutchison.  Ruth was raised in Roland and attended school there, graduating from Roland High School.  She was united in marriage to Jessie Riddle and they were blessed with seven children, Randy, Brenda, Donna, Kathy, Shirley, Angie, and Kimberly. The family moved to Woodward in 1974 and Ruth has lived there since that time.


She was united in marriage to Mike Farley in 1975 and they were blessed with two sons, Michael and Steven.  Ruth was later married to John Loch in 1984 and they made their home in Woodward.


Ruth worked at the Wayfair Restaurant and OARC for 22 years before retiring.  She loved watching NASCAR and her favorite driver was Rusty Wallace.  She enjoyed racing so much that her children grew up at the race track.  Her favorite times were spending time with her children and grandchildren, who will miss her dearly.


She is survived by her children, Randy Riddle of Tulsa, Brenda Walker of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Donna Sutton and husband Gary of Liberty, Kathy Meyer of Woodward, Shirley Dyer and husband Billy of Sallisaw, Angie Watt of Roland; Kimberly Karas and husband Mike of Indiana, Michael Farley and wife Sherlynn of Woodward, Steven Farley of Woodward; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; step-daughter, Mikale Inderlied and husband Brent and their five children and four grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Charles and Mabel Hutchison, a brother Brady Hutchison, and a sister Dorthy Wald.


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