Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Ruth Porter,
the victim of the 1988 murder, for which Jerald was sentenced to
(From the McAlester News-Captital & Democrat)
Ruth Porter is my great aunt and she has and will be missed in the years to
come. Our family is very important to us. The Lord leads us through each day.
We will always remember Janurary of 1988 in our hearts. I love all my family
Aunt Ruth was a very special person to me. Uncle John was well cared for by
her and she could prepare the most wonderful meal. Kindness was her speciality.
Her family is deprived of this.
Teachers and staff who worked at Sasakwa Schools remember Jan. 16, 1988, very
well. But they remember the 18th - a Monday - even better. That was the day
they took time out of their busy schedules to comfort and console students who
learned a beloved school secretary would no longer be there.