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1924 - 2018
February 13, 1924 - October 20, 2018 YUKON Claude was born and raised in Chickasha, Oklahoma. After high school, he served as a Sargent in the 145th Army Airways Communication System Squadron. Following his marriage to Ellen Rogers, he graduated from Bethany Peniel College in 1949. Claude was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Pittenger, his mother, Amelia Himes Pittenger, and sister, Marie King. He is survived by his children, Betty (Jim) Cooper, Jean Scott, Claudia (Peter) Stesiak and Steve (Shannon) Pittenger. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Claude was a Pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for more than 30 years, serving churches in Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas. After retirement he served as a Chaplain for Bethany First Church of the Nazarene and held a weekly Bible study at Heritage Assisted Living. Claude's life revolved around his love for God and his devotion to family. This life of faith continues to be a treasured legacy to all who were blessed to know him. Viewing will be Wednesday, 9am-9pm, with family present from 6-8pm at Mercer-Adams. Services will be Thursday, October 25, 2:00pm at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, Chapel in the Round, with interment in Bethany Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, visit: www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 24, 2018
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