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Subject: Re: [OKROOTS] obit
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 19:44:10 -0400 (EDT)
Thelma Irene Whitson
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Thelma Irene was born March 19, 1914 in Azle, TX to Robert L. and Clara Phillips, and died Monday, July 2, 2007 in Oklahoma City. On August 18, 1931 she married William L. 'Bill' Whitson, a union that lasted over 59 years. She and Bill owned and operated the Pink Kitchen restaurant for many years. They did take a temporary break during WWII and worked at Tinker Field building airplanes. She worked in the tool crib there. After the war they returned to the restaurant until they sold it in the 1960's. She then went to work for the Oklahoma City School district until she retired in 1984 at age 70. Thelma was active in the Amaranth and Order of the Eastern Star. In Amaranth she was a member of the Queen Christina Count and was a Past Grand Royal Matron for the State of Oklahoma. In Eastern Star, she was a member of Fidelis Oklahoma Chapter #426 and was a Past Worthy Matron. She was in both organizations over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Whitson; parents, Robert and Clara Phillips; sister, Mildred Nix; 2 brothers, Otho and James L. Phillips and a nephew James Nix. Her survivors are nieces, Michaelene Sorber of Gilmer, TX and Gretchen Hamm of Dallas, TX; nephew, Fletcher Phillips of Fort Worth, TX and several great and great-great nephews; and a sisterin-law. Services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, July 6 at Guardian West Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Reverend William Moody.
Published in The Oklahoman on July 5, 2007
From: Ann Storer <>
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Sent: Fri, Aug 12, 2011 11:42 am
Subject: Re: [OKROOTS] obit
i've checked there twice but they say they can't find anything-
he date i have is from a SS search.
At 10:16 AM 8/12/2011, you wrote:
On 08/12/2011 10:53 AM, Ann Storer wrote:
> is there a place where i can send to get an obit from the Daily Oklahoman-
> i understand they are not in business-
> looking for an obit for a Thelma P. Whiltson born 1914-
> there is one listed as died July 2,2007- Bethany,Okla
> not sure if this is my Thelma-that is why i am looking for an obit.
> need something which listed her husband William Whitson-
> they were both active in Masons and Eastern Star.
> use to have a restaurant in OKC called the Pink Kitchen.
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