Mary Ruth Rodgers was born November 22, 1935, in Checotah, Oklahoma, to Vernie Benjamin and Edith Goldie Ross Waller. She passed from this life Saturday, January 12, 2008, at the Ryan Nursing Home in Ryan, Oklahoma, at the age of seventy-two. Mary Ruth and David Allen Rodgers were married in Reno, Nevada, September 17, 1963. She was a homemaker and is survived by her husband of the home in Ryan. She was preceded in death by her son.