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1926 – 2024

Loretta Ruby Bullard was born December 30, 1926, in Oklahoma to William Alfred Midgley and Eva Alnita Green Midgley. She passed away May 22, 2024, at age 97.

The seventh of ten children, Loretta lived through fifteen presidents and was on the sixteenth when she died. She lived through the Depression, recessions, and five wars: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Though Loretta finished only the eighth grade, she attended an adult education program and received her GED when she was 65.

Loretta raised children and grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was a caretaker by nature and lived for her family. The biggest accomplishment of her life was showing her family how to be a true, faithful servant of our Lord.

Loretta lived her life for God, the church, and her family. She was a mentor to so many in the Church of God (Seventh Day) in Wister, Oklahoma, and served as a trustee there for several years. Loretta made and sold many fried pies and held numerous garage sales, and she donated quilts for fundraisers for the church. Loretta was an inspiration to the young and the old. She will be missed.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; husband Herman; sons Curtis and David, and J.D. Delap; sisters Vina, Opal, Margaret, Ann; brothers Charlie, William, Moss, and Dee.

She is survived by daughters Eva Alexander, Bonnie Prigmore, Lynn and Alan Shelbourne; daughter-in-law Sandy Bullard; brother Maurice Midgley; grandchildren Jennifer, David, Curtis, Dee, Charlie, Jeremy, Dustin, Katie, Jessie, and Davey; great-children Mackenzie, Gracie, Haylee, Kasen, Kobi, Taylor, Ava, Kabella, Kamden, Ronni Belle, and Callen; great-great grandchild Charlie; special friends Donna Bush, Linda Delap, and Frances Nelson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.