Ruth Ellen McBrayer, 82, of Idabel, OK, passed away the morning of February 21, 2017, at Memorial Heights Nursing Home, Idabel, OK. Ruth was born July 15, 1934, in Redland, to Mollis and Esther (Wilson) McClure. Ruth began working at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator when she was 18 years old and worked there throughout the transition to AT&T. She retired after 30 years of service. Ruth then went on to work at Idabel National Bank; working there for 14 years. Ruth was a member of Redland United Methodist Church and had lived in McCurtain County all of her life. She loved her grandkids, gospel music, and being with friends and family. Ruth was on the Board of the SOS Shelter and enjoyed helping people. She also loved to garden, cook, and can. Ruth loved her church family and was proud of her Indian heritage. Ruth also had an art for arranging situations at home. Ruth married the love of her life, Harold, on August 25, 1954, in Redland, OK, spending a wonderful 62 years together. Ruth leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Harold McBrayer, of Idabel; son, Dustin McBrayer, of Idabel; daughter, Maria McBrayer, of Idabel; and three grandchildren, Mya McBrayer, Braden Bray, and Madison McBrayer. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Mollis and Esther McClure; niece, Debbie Hudspeth; and two sisters, Delma Fuller and Sue Hudspeth. A Celebration of Life Service will be Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM, at the Redland United Methodist Church with burial following at Redland Cemetery. Family will receive friends, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Bow, OK. Visitation Brumley Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, February 22, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Email Details 500 N. Park Dr.Broken Bow, OK 74728 Directions Funeral Redland United Methodist Church Thursday, February 23, 2017 02:00 PM Email Details Redland, OK Directions \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth McBrayer, please visit our floral store.