1930 class ring returned

Ponca City Now - May 14, 2015 1:44 pm

The Ponca City Public Schools administration held a reception Wednesday for the family of Jean Morgan to return Morgan’s class ring to her daughters.

Morgan was born in 1913 in Colorado and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1930. She married Robert W. Kygar in 1948 and they had two daughters, Susan Jean Kygar Fritz of Tulsa and Linda Jo Kygar Tindell of Broken Arrow. Susan was 10 and Linda was 7 when their mother died in 1960. She is buried in Ponca City’s Odd Fellows Cemetery. Robert Kygar died in 1976.

The ring was found by David and Stephanie Ruiz when David Ruiz was digging a ditch beside a road in Woodlands, Texas. Stephanie Ruiz worked to find the original owner of the ring and then went the extra mile to find her family members.

"We just wanted to do the right thing," she told Ponca City Public School Public Information Coordinator Mary Ladd.

Ladd spoke with Susan Fritz on April 23 and she said her parents had never lived in Texas, so they didn’t know how the ring got there. Both Jean and Robert Kygar worked for Ponca City Schools — she at East Junior High School and Robert at Ponca City High School.

A cousin, Tami Collins, also was able to attend the reception, along with Emily Fritz, Susan’s daughter.


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