Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK


Ruth Mae Philpott

June 20, 1953January 22, 2020

Ruth Mae Philpott, or Ruthie to her family and friends, was born on Saturday, June 20th, 1953 in Briggs, OK, the daughter of James Robert and Prudence Leona (English) Philpott. She attended school and grew up in a hectic household of 16 brothers and sisters, Edith Eden, Mamie Kirk, Pearly Shepherd, Robert Philpott, Rosie Gatewood, Bobby Lee Philpott, John Lewis Philpott, Florence Young, Lorene Poteet, Lawrence Philpott, Florence Young, Wesley Philpott, James Paul Philpott, and Billy Ray Philpott. She attended school at Oakdale. She married Tuscon Westmoreland. She was the proud mother of three sons, Bryan Westmoreland, Anthony Philpott, and Travis Cobb. She worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide. When she wasn’t working, she loved music, and listened to Elvis as well as played guitar and piano. She was with the family musician, “The Singing Philpotts”, comprised of Bill, Mickie, Ruth and niece Lena, and they went all over the area singing gospel music. She adored her family and loved spending time with them whenever she had the chance, especially the holidays. She was a good cook and loved to make special treats for her boys. A Christian by faith, Ruthie attended Briggs Church. Her health began to fail her and she moved to Stilwell to receive medical care. She passed from this life on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 in Stilwell, OK. She was 66 years old. She will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert Barton and Dewilder (Woolard) Philpott, and Howard Truman and Venita Elnora (Pence) English. Her brotehrs and sisters that have gone on before her include Bobby Lee Philpott, Johnny Philpott, James Philpott, Mamie Kirk and husband Albert, Rosetta Gatewood and husband Tom, Pearly Mae Shephard and husband Clede, and Betty Lou Rotramel and Husband Toy, Lorene Poteet and husband Charlie and second husband Bill Poteet, Sister Edith Eden and husband Dan, and one sister-in-law, Cheryl Wood.

Her memory will be cherished by her sons, Bryan Westmoreland and companion Jamie Everly of Tahlequah, Anthony Wayne Philpott of Tahlequah, and Travis Alexander Cobb and wife Laura of Quapaw, OK. She also leaves three brothers and two sisters, Bill Philpott of Stilwell, OK, Lawrence Philpott and Kay Rogers of Tahlequah, OK, Wesley Ray Philpott and wife Galena of Lowery, OK, Florence Young of Colcord, OK, and Florence Young of Westville, OK. She lives on in her four grandchildren, as well as her many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.


  • Memorial Services at a Later Date


Ruth Mae Philpott

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Christina Stone

February 3, 2020

R.I.P Grandma! Fly high angel.

Kayla Ann Mumma

January 30, 2020

Mom you were a shining light in an all too often dim world. You touched so many lives in your brief time here and for that each one of us will be forever grateful. It breaks my heart to say goodbye but it's only for a little while. Watch over us from Heaven ok? I love you always!

Anthony Philpott

January 28, 2020

Mom you will always be my best friend and mom I remember when I was a kid you would take me school on ur motorcycle how much fun that was I'll never forget to memories and I love very much

Charlene Young Garner

January 27, 2020

Where to start... you were always there. You let me follow you around and never complained. We grew up together, you were my big sister not my aunt. We even expected babies at the same time. We were inseparable for years and you didn’t seem to mind. I’m glad you found peace but you left a hole in my heart. I can’t wait to see you again and my heart won’t hurt anymore.
Until we meet again! Love you always.

Carrie Parfait

January 24, 2020

Ms Ruth was my neighbor and my friend. We lived in Tahlequah
We had Thanksgivi g together and had a blast. A friend brought a guitar and ms with played and sang so sweet.
I love you and will miss you ms Ruth.

Janice young Edgmon

January 23, 2020

Love you and will miss you always Rest In Peace see you later. Love you aunt ruthie.

Love Always

Janice (Young)edgmon