Audra Ruthene, died Nov. 19, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Thayer, Mo.
After moving to Tulsa from Enid, Okla., she and her husband owned and operated Fidelity Moving Systems, a United Van Lines affiliate in Tulsa for many years, selling out in 1982. She became an administrative assistant to the president of Safety Training Systems, retiring in 2000.
She is survived by: her husband of 43 years, John Alexander, of the home; two children, Erin Lee of Los Angeles, Calif., and grandson, Dylan Christopher; Rod G. Alexander and his wife Jackie of Ponca City, Okla. and two grandchildren, Jayden Gray and Reagan Renee; two sisters, Ralpha Phillips of Broken Arrow and Iris Alford of Thayer, Mo.; and a brother, Martin Beatty of Thayer.
She was preceded in death by: her mother, Audra Beatty of Thayer, Mo., in 1999.
The family requests memorials be made to Akdar Shrine Transportation Fund for Children, 2808 S. Sheridan, Tulsa, OK 74129.
Services were held Nov. 24 at Asbury United Methodist Chapel.