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MADELINE HARGRAVE


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MADELINE HARGRAVE Obituary
HargraveJanuary 13, 1928 - May 10, 2017 WEWOKA Madeline Marguerite Hargrave, 89, of Wewoka, OK, departed this life on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at her Wewoka home. She was born January 13, 1928 in an oilfield camp at Shamrock, OK to the late George Robert Shipley and Ada Elizabeth (Holman) Shipley. She graduated from Stonewall High School and received her Bachelor and Master degrees from East Central State College. She taught school at Wewoka Public Schools for many years. She married Rudolph Hargrave June 29, 1949 in Sherman, Texas and to this union three children were born. Madeline was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wewoka, various church committees, PEO, Carnation Garden Club, Wewoka Arts Council, Seminole Nation Museum Board, Excellence for Education Wewoka, and OEA, a proud member of Seminole State College Adult Aerobics Class, Sorghum Day Parade Marshall, East Central University Parade Marshall, and Wewoka Arts and Crafts. She was also Wewoka Public Schools Teacher of the Year.Preceding Madeline in death are her parents, and husband Rudolph Hargrave. Survivors include daughter Cindy Keefer and husband Paul of Ada, OK, son John Hargrave and wife Kay of Ada, OK, daughter Jana Howard and husband Mike of Ardmore, OK; nine grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren; special friends Isabel Meyers, Mildred and Ernest Moore, Fred and Mary Smith. The family sends many thanks to Brandy Nixon, Dana Grace, Caring Connection of Wewoka, and Dr. Glenn Crowson and his staff. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Madeline Hargrave Scholarship/ECU Foundation and Seminole Nation Museum.Public Graveside Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, OK, with Rev. Carol Reich officiating. The family will greet friends and family at the First United Methodist Church in Wewoka following the service. An Online Guestbook is available atPhillipsFuneralService.com
Published in The Oklahoman on May 11, 2017
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