Ruby Kuhlman

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ruby Lee Kuhlman of Newcastle died Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at Meadowlakes Retirement Village in Oklahoma City.


She leaves her son, Lee Kuhlman and wife Elizabeth of New Orleans; her daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Holmes and husband David of Holdenville; her sister, Betty Noles of Mustang; her two grandchildren, Dr. Micah Warren of Kansas City and Jacob Kuhlman of Stillwater.  She is survived by brother in-law Steve Kuhlman and wife Debbie of Moore; sister in-law Sue Sixkiller and husband Connie of Oklahoma City; sister in-law, Shirley Kuhlman of Oklahoma City; a number of nieces and nephews; and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ron; parents, Oliver and Violet Canary; her brothers in-law Ernest Noles and Samuel Kuhlman; and a grandson, Benjamin Kuhlman.


Ruby was born on October 16, 1947 and is the younger of two daughters.  She was raised in the town of Newcastle, Oklahoma where she attended Newcastle schools throughout all of her education. She graduated in 1965 and was proud to receive an attendance award for never missing a day of school in twelve years.


In 1966, she met the love of her life, Ron Kuhlman, on a blind date set up by a friend. On September 17 they were married and last year celebrated 50 years together.  During their five decades together they traveled the world.  In 1980, they learned to square dance on a little island in the Atlantic.  Although they took several breaks over the years, they always returned to the dancing they enjoyed, even serving in top leadership roles in various organizations, including President of the Central District Square Dance Association.


Mrs. Kuhlman lost her beloved husband to complications of cancer in March and missed him deeply every day. She passed suddenly and is now living in peace with Ron.

Ruby will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 18 at 9 AM at Woodland Hills Baptist Church in Newcastle, OK with graveside services to follow at Pocasset Cemetery.




  1. Vic and Jeana Stead on August 16, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Sending prayers for her family! We enjoyed many good times square dancing with them.

  2. Carla (Tucker) Ferguson on August 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Lee, I’m so sorry I wasn’t there for Ruby’s service. We left for Colorado on the 12th. I thought it might be easier to be gone over the first anniversary of Rick’s passing but it’s not. Grief is with you wherever you are. Ruby seemed to be happier when we girls went to see her on the 9th. I’m so glad we went. She was so proud of you and all you’ve done with your life. Take care and be happy. Life is short.

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