Lot 45S (Stabler)
 (1920 - 2009) 
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RemembranceThe marker for Ruth Lay Stabler is not a grave, but a marker in remembrance of her life.
RUTH EDRAS LAY STABLER (26 Nov 1920 - 07 Sep 2009)
Ruth Lay Stabler - ca. 1950   OBITUARY: 03 September 2009
Ruth Lay Stabler was the second of five children born to Lawrence and Berta Bailey Lay November 26, 1920 in Enid, Oklahoma, and died September 7, 2009 in West Melbourne, Florida. She graduated from Britton High School and Central State College and did graduate work at the University of Oklahoma.
Following a teaching career in Carter County in Oklahoma, she was a communications instructor during World War II at Scott Field, Illinois, where she met her future husband, Edward W. Stabler from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

A gifted artist, Ruth's proudest achievement was her "five wonderful children." Ruth and Ed raised their family in Mount Holly, New Jersey, and Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, where Ed's work took them.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Doug; one sister, Margaret Lay Young; and one brother, Bob Lay. She is survived by one son,; three daughters; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters: Kathryn and Frances; and her lifelong best friend, Jean Tallant.

Private interment will be at Olive Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
Ruth Lay Stabler - ca. 2002
2 sons 3 daughters
Currently no information about this STABLER family can be found on-line.


Family of Ruth Lay Stabler


2. Edward Walter Stabler, Sr. was the son of Richard Hallett Stabler & Phoebe Louisa Strode. He was born on 22 Nov 1918 in Lancaster, PA. He died on 17 May 1975 in Tampa, FL. He married Ruth Edras Lay on 13 Sep 1946 in Lancaster, PA.

Ruth & Ed Stabler - 1952

2.  Ruth Edras Lay is the daughter of Lawrence Lay & Alberta Blanche Bailey. She was born on 26 Nov 1920 in Enid, OK. She died on 07 Sep 2009 in West Melbourne, Brevard Co, FL. Obituary on 09 Sep 2009 (Daily Oklahoman). Burial in Olive Hill Cemetery [45S], Oklahoma City, OK.

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Richard Hallett & Phoebe Louisa Strode Stabler.
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Alberta Blanche Bailey
Berta and Lawrence Lay (ca. 1923) Click Here to view the ancestry of
Lawrence Lay
Genealogy last updated: Sunday, September 10, 2023
OHC Relations
Ruth Lay Stabler was the great-granddaughter of Olive Hand Bailey.
The Bailey family is related by marriage with the Carson, Stickler, Sitlington, Lay,  McCallon, Hollingsworth, and Young families. 
Association Membership
70 May 25 1996 Douglas Stabler
71 May 25 1996 Edward Stabler
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72 May 25 1996 Dr. L. Brooke Stabler
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73 May 25 1996 Jean Stabler Poulos
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74 May 25 1996 Betsy Stabler Franz
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