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Feb. 5, 1928 - Oct. 7, 2017 BETHANY Ruby Iva Lee Strickland Stewart was born to her earthly family on Feb. 5, 1928, in Florien, LA. She peacefully left this earth to join her beloved husband and the rest of her heavenly family Oct. 7 at her home in Bethany, OK. Iva was the seventh of 13 children born to John Azah and LeNora Strickland. She married, Kenneth Stewart Oct. 24, 1948, in Bossier City, LA. She was a proud Air Force wife of 20 years After his retirement from the Air Force in 1968, Ken and Iva moved their family to Bethany, OK to begin the next chapter of their lives. Iva was the secretary for the Bethany Chamber of Commerce. She attended nursing school, graduating at the age of 50. Working at Gilbert Medical Center in Bethany. Iva has been a longtime member of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene and the Kumjoynus Sunday School Class. Her family will remember her as a godly mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Memorials may be made to the Angel Fund for students at Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expy, Bethany, OK 73008. Viewing will be Monday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Mercer-Adams Funeral Home. Services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m. at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. To share a memory or a condolence, please visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 9, 2017
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