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Frankie Charlene Chism


Frankie Charlene Chism was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Watonga, OK to Mildred Havlovic and Eugene Frank Chism. She died June 30, 2020. She was 78 years old.

Charlene, as she was known to her family, attended Shawnee schools, graduating from Shawnee High School in 1959. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1964. She worked as a registered nurse at ACH Hospital, Mission Hill Hospital and Shawnee Medical Center, all in Shawnee. Her career was cut short due to ill health. She had been a resident of Regency Skilled Nursing Facility in Shawnee, for the past four years.

Charlene is survived by two sisters, Rachel Sivils of Shawnee and Billie Hickey of Macomb. Also surviving are nieces Brenda Wilson and her husband Mark of Arlington, TX, Kathy Neal and her husband Bobby of Chandler, nephews Billy Gene Hickey and Monroe Hickey, both of Macomb, great-niece Jessica Herron, her husband Nate and children Cody and Haleigh of Poquoson, VA, great-niece Kea McGinty, her husband Kirk and children Ember, Donathan, Killian and Sylas of Bakersfield, CA, great-niece Rachel Selke and great-nephews Glennon Selke and Jacob Neal of Chandler, great -nephew Kristopher Wilson and his wife Erin of Lorena, TX, and great-niece Stacy Wilson and fiancé Jeremiah, of Dallas, TX.

Services were held July 6 at Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee, with Pastor Joe Jones officiating.

Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.


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