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Tulsa couple reunites 1933 class ring with owner

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 16:14:09-04

TULSA — A Tulsa couple reconnected a forgotten 1930s class ring back with its owner's family.

Lovetta Phipps and her husband found a class ring in a salvaged car a few years back and wanted to find the owner.

Phipps started contacting all the local schools with the name "Clinton" in hopes to find a match. Finally, Phipps contacted Clinton West Elementary in Tulsa in late July 2020.

Phipps told the office staff and health assistant with the elementary school, that she and her husband found the ring from Clinton High School and wondered how she might find the owner.

The class ring had the initials "F.E.R" and "1933 Clinton High School" engraved in it.

After days of researching census records, obituaries and marriage records on the internet, the school staff found the ring belonged to a former graduate from when Clinton West Elementary was a high school, Clinton High School.

They found the ring belonged to Fern Emma Ryan. The staff found Ryan's daughter, Diana, with her husband and family in Sand Springs.

Phipps and Diana arranged a meeting at Clinton West Elementary school at noon on Aug. 10. They named the meeting, "High Noon at the Clinton Corral."

Now the ring is back with its owner's family after decades of being lost.

SEE photo below of the class ring reunion:

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