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Glenna Ruth (Geist) Bloyd

Glenna Ruth (Geist) Bloyd of Aline, Oklahoma, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 18, 2017, surrounded by her children at the home of her daughter near Amorita, Oklahoma.  She was born west of Aline on November 5, 1924, to George W. and Elsie A. (Holt) Geist. 

Glenna Ruth graduated from Aline High School in 1943.  In September of 1943 she married Bill Bloyd in Cherokee, Oklahoma.  They built their lives together farming in and around the Aline community.  Three children were born to this union, Barry, Beth and Becky.

In addition to being a devoted farm wife, she had a passion for bird watching, gardening, raising flowers, quilting, playing bridge and bowling.  She attended many national bowling tournaments with her team. She was an avid supporter of her children’s and grand-children’s activities, as well as being a passionate fan of Oklahoma State University and the OKC Thunder.

She was an active member of the Helena Church of Christ.  Over the years she was active in home demonstration clubs, as a 4-H leader, Aline Chamber of Commerce, Quilt Club at the Sod House, Woods County Genealogy Club, Alfalfa County Historical Society and various committees for the Aline Free Fair and the Alfalfa County Fair.  She spent many hours volunteering at the Fairview Hospital, the Carmen Rest Home, and quilting at the Carmen Senior Center.

During her lifetime, she held various part-time jobs, working at the Fairview TG&Y, as an enumerator for the Oklahoma Agricultural Statistics Service, and spending over 30 years as an inspector for the Alfalfa County Election Board.   For many years, she accompanied her husband’s harvest crew from southern Oklahoma to Kansas and Colorado, serving as a parts runner and chief cook.

Glenna Ruth is survived by her three children, Barry Bloyd and wife, Connie of Edmond and their sons, Mark and wife, Candice, and Greg and wife, Jill; Beth Cupp and husband, Ronn of Oklahoma City and their children, Angela Kersh and husband, Paul, and Dustin Cupp and wife, Amanda; Becky Smith and husband, Jay of Amorita and their boys, Ty Smith and wife, Jodi, Jace Smith and wife, Rachael, Trae Smith and wife, Michelle, Landon Markes and fiancé, Kristina Smith; 20 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill, who passed away June 24, 1991, and three brothers, Leonard, Loyd and Eldon.

Services will be held Thursday, June 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at the Riverside Church of Christ in Burlington under the direction of Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Cherokee with graveside services at Aline Star Cemetery, east of Aline at 2:30 p.m. Following the grave side service, family and friends are invited to a reception at the Aline Senior Center.   Viewing will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with family present from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Condolences may be made to the family online at

Memorials may be made through Lanman Funeral home to Helena Church of Christ or Lariat Creek Christian Camp.     

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Lanman Funeral Home Staff


My Family... my Precious Cousin is on her Journey Home...I know she will be greeted by so many Loved Ones....She was a Delight to be around an she Love her Savior ....Prayers for Strength an Comfort for my Family.....
Charlotte Holt Edwards


Barry & Connie,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom.  My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Thinking of you and yours,





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