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Wilma Cunningham


Wilma Cunningham, 95, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in


She was born May 10, 1924, to George and Susan (Giddens) Thompson in Tribbey, Oklahoma. Wilma was raised in Tribbey and graduated from Tribbey High School. She lived most of her life in Pottawatomie County, having lived in Edmond a short time before returning to the Shawnee area.

She married James R. Cunningham in Edmond, Oklahoma, in 1989. He preceded her in death in 1999.

Wilma was a dedicated homemaker and excellent seamstress. She enjoyed cooking, painting, sculpting, and was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Susan Thompson; first husband, John Edward Jones; her daughter, Jennifer Gardner; second husband James “Jim” R. Cunningham; five brothers, baby boy Thompson, Kermit, Clyde, John and Doyle Thompson; two sisters, Ruby Thompson and Beatrice Judy.

Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, Keith and Kathy Jones of Cave Creek, AZ, and Alan and Mary Jones of Tecumseh; 7 grandchildren, Christopher Jones, Kevin Jones, Kyle Jones, Amanda Gardner Walker, Jason Gardner, Jennifer Davis and Jeremy Mobley; 6 great-grandchildren, Tia, Torie, Gavinn Jones, Charity Walker, Baylie Gardner and Colton Mobley; and other extended family and friends.

Memorial services were held June 3 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Darrell Witten, Heartland Hospice of Shawnee, officiating. Burial followed at Tribbey Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Violet Faye Lemons

Violet Faye Lemons, 84 of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, died Sunday, May 26, 2019, in

Midwest City, OK.

She was born June 15, 1934, to A. E. and Lola (Bell) Mullins in Walters, OK, and grew up in Choctaw. She lived most of her life in Midwest City, moving to Tecumseh in 1996.

Violet is a 1952 Choctaw High School graduate. She was one of the first majorettes at Choctaw High School, was a cheerleader and a drama star.

Violet worked for 30 years at Tinker Federal Credit Union as an accounts specialist, retiring from there in 1994.

She loved her grandchildren, being outdoors, crocheting, reading books, flowers and gardening. Violet enjoyed watching sporting events, especially OU and OKC Thunder with her oldest great-grandson, Gage.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Jim Lemons, whom she remained lifelong friends with, and a son, Jimmy Lemons Jr.

She is survived by a son, Tim Lemons of Tecumseh; daughter Cyndiy Rector of Tecumseh; daughter-in-law Jean Gordon; grandchildren Jason, Ben and Andi, Rachael, Rebekah, Trevon, Heather, Tara, Brooke and Matt; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Mullins of Norman and Max Mullins of Choctaw; numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends; and two lifelong friends, Mindy Florence and Betty Standridge.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am tomorrow (Friday) at Sharon Baptist Church, Tecumseh, with Pastor Chad Thompson of Calvary Inola officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.


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