Baptist Temple Church
2433 NW 30th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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1926 - 2018
December 8, 1926 - December 4, 2018 BETHANY, OKLAHOMA Madelaine Moses was born December 8, 1926 in El Dorado, KS to Mary (Burnside) and Floyd Kinchen, and she passed away at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City on December 4, 2018 with loved ones by her side. Madelaine was a long time resident of Oklahoma City & Bethany, but was raised in Ponca City, OK where she graduated from Ponca City High in 1944. Madelaine grew up during The Depression, when many families, along with her own, struggled to make ends meet. When she was 3 years old, the decision was made to place Madelaine and twin brother Marvin in the American Legion Children's Home in Ponca City, to live. In 2017 Madelaine was featured in the OETA Back in Time documentary "One Big Family" about the American Legion Children's Home. After high school, Madelaine attended Texas Wesleyan College before entering the nursing program at University Hospital through the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps program, graduating as an RN in September 1948. She went on to receive her BS in Health Education from OCU in December 1975 and her M.S. in Nursing Education in May 1978. She met the love of her life, Jack Moses, through American Legion connections in high school, and they married the day after she graduated Nurses Training.In her long career as an RN, she worked at a number of area hospitals in a variety of capacities and retired from Deaconess Hospital. Madelaine was Professor of Nursing at Oklahoma State University Technical Institute and at South Oklahoma City Jr. College. Madelaine was active in church and civic organizations. She was a member of the old Immanuel Baptist Church and when it was sold, the Moses family made Baptist Temple their new church home. She belonged to Jr. Hospitality. She served as PTA President of Cleveland Grade School where her children attended. She was a charter member of the Oklahoma City Fencing Club and competed in fencing tournaments. She loved her work with the Camp Fire Girls of OKC, serving on the Board of Camp Cimarron for 7 years and spending many summers on staff at the camp as the much beloved Camp Nurse. "Miss Madelaine", as she was known, kept in touch over the years with many of Cimarron's former campers and staff, attending reunions and get-togethers into her 90's.Madelaine and Jack especially enjoyed dancing, and the two garnered local attention in the early 60's performing in the Jr. Hospitality Follies and on local TV with their popular satirical Apache Dance team "Pepe and Lolita". In their retirement years, they were able to travel and visited Turkey, Russia, England, Scotland, Belgium, France, Greece and others.Madelaine is survived by daughters Diana Moses and Denise Moses (husband Craig Williams); 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Curtis Kinchen, Clayton Kinchen, and twin Marvin Kinchen; also deceased is beloved son David Michael Moses, and the love of her life, husband Jack. Madelaine willed her body to United Tissue Network. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Marland Children's Home, Ponca City (www.marlandchildrenshome.com). Services will be Saturday, December 15, at 3pm, at Baptist Temple, 2433 NW 30, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 13, 2018
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