Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home

5005 SE 29th Street, Del City, OK


Evelyn "Ruth" Donnell

November 15, 1929July 24, 2020

Evelyn Ruth Murry Donnell, 90, was born November 15, 1929 in Apache, Ok to Nathaniel and Cleo Murry. She was one of six children. Brothers Bill, Oliver, twins Richard and Ronald and one sister Yvonne Murry. Ruth passed away at home July 24, 2020.

She graduated from Northeast High School in Oklahoma City, May 1948. She had met the love of her life, Pervie Donnell, while working at a coffee shop. They married on May 28, 1948. They were married for 56 years. They had 4 children Terry, Jimmy, twins Diane and David. Ruth and Pervie made their home in Nicoma Park, OK. They both were active members of the Nicoma Park Church of Christ. Ruth was a devoted grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Ruth retired from Lucent Technology. Ruth and Pervie loved spending time at their cabin at Cumberland Cove at Lake Texoma. Ruth loved boating, skiing, fishing, and having her family spend time at the cabin. She loved to travel. She traveled coast to coast and into Canada with Pervie along with her brother-in-law and his wife.

Ruth was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, Pervie, son Terry, brothers Bill, Oliver, and Richard. Ruth is survived by her son Jimmy and his wife Carmen, daughter Diane and her husband Hal, son David and his wife Patti, brother Ronald and sister Yvonne, numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Service will be Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 10am at Bill Eisenhour SE Funeral Home with burial to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020


  • Burial Following Service

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Evelyn "Ruth" Donnell

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Barbara Brandon

July 26, 2020

I will always remember her great smile and her pulling me over and telling me our secret things we shared.

Gloria Vernon. (Moore)

July 26, 2020

I have such wonderful memories of time me and my siblings spent with the Donell family, going to church with Ruth, Pervie and all the children. Ruth had such a jolly personality. I have special memories working along side Ruth at Western Electric which later was bought out by Lucent. We both worked the night shift and got home around 2 o’clock in the morning but that was after stopping by the pancake house on the way home. It was usually her idea😊 but I always thought it was a great one. We both looked forward to our 30-40 minute drive when we would laugh and talk about all of the fun times of her children’s growing up years and going to church with me and my siblings at Nicoma Park. Ruth was so proud of her family and understandably so. Over the last few years when I would see her at church she would always ask about our mom and say well you “ Be sure and tell her that I said hello to her. Loved this sweet Christian Lady. Thoughts and prayers are with all her loving family.

Telecom Thunderbird Pioneers none

July 26, 2020

On behalf of the Telecom Thunderbird Pioneers, we express our deepest sympathy upon hearing of the loss of Ruth.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.