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KATHERINE CHOATE


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KATHERINE CHOATE Obituary
Oct. 8, 1941 - March 10, 2018 STILLWATER Katherine Adcock Choate passed away March 10, 2018, in Stillwater, OK with her family by her side. Kathy was born on Oct. 8, 1941, in Tahlequah, OK to John and Bessie Adcock. Kathy graduated from Tahlequah High School in 1959. She followed her dream to become a nurse and graduated from the nursing program at Muskogee Baptist Hospital in 1961. She trained under Dr. Steve Adelson in Tulsa, OK and became the first Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the state of Oklahoma. She received her BSN from Loretta Heights in Littleton, CO in 1981, and received her MSN from The University of Oklahoma in 1983. She began her career working for the State Department of Health. Her passion in health care was based around children within rural communities. She worked with the state for 30-plus years and moved to working for the federal government in Lawton, OK. During her work there, she worked with a team to pilot a phone triage unit, which is still being used today. She also taught nursing at Cameron University part time. She retired from the federal government after 15 years, and moved to Stillwater, OK, where she and her husband dressed in ORANGE to support their love for OSU athletics any chance they could. They both continued to follow their children and grandchildren's endeavors. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James E. Choate; both of her parents; and 10 siblings. Kathy is survived by one brother, Ewine Adcock, of Muskogee, OK; her two sons, Joel Choate, of Mount Dora, FL; and James P. (Missy) Choate, of Lawton, OK; one daughter, Cinnamon Choate (Chuck) Walker, of Purcell, OK; grandchildren, Peighton and Cale James Walker; Mckenzie and Mattie Choate; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the Banquet Room at the Stillwater Country Club, 1-4 p.m. on April 15, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Oklahoma State University Athletic Scholarship Fund #23-70500, P.O. Box 1749, Stillwater, OK 74076-1749.
Published in The Oklahoman on Apr. 8, 2018
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