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Vena Malinda Hightower Kerbo
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1924
Death: Mar. 3, 2011

Vena Malinda Kerbo, 87, of Kingston, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at her residence in Kingston. She was born on January 27, 1924 to the late James Lester Hightower and Mima Josephine Halsted in Marshall, Arkansas. Vena graduated from Centralvue High School in Russell, Oklahoma in 1942. She later attended Women's Business College in Wichita Falls, Texas. Vena married Cloys Lyman Kerbo on October 8, 1948 in Wellington, Texas. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1995. She lived in Mangum, Oklahoma before moving to Tulsa where she lived for 20 years. In 1988 she moved to Kingston where she lived the rest of her life. Vena was a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, working puzzle books, being with her children, grandchildren and Sunday lunches.

She is survived by:

Children: Bobby Kerbo and wife, Vicki, Kingston, Oklahoma
Doris Brandenburg and husband Robert, Tuttle, Oklahoma
Linda McClung and husband Mike, Bloomington, Indiana

Daughter in-law: Marilyn Kerbo, Kingston, Oklahoma

Brother: Kenneth Hightower, Duncan, Oklahoma
Denny Hightower, Duncan, Oklahoma

Brother in-law: Nolan Kerbo, Kingston, Oklahoma

Sister: Alma Ward, Moore, Oklahoma

10 Grandchildren 18 Great grandchildren 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Vena was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 son; Roy Kerbo, 1 brother; Alpha Hightower and 2 sisters; Evelyn Kerbo and Thelma Tipton.

Visitation will be at Watts Funeral Home, Kingston, Oklahoma from 12 am to 9pm Sunday, March 6, 2011.

Sunday March 6, 2011, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Watts Funeral Home, Kingston, Oklahoma
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Funeral Service
Monday March 7, 2011, 1:00 PM at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Durant, Oklahoma
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Monday March 7, 2011, 1:00 PM at Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Ok

Family links: 
  J L Hightower (1899 - 1988)
  Mima J Hightower (1900 - 1972)
  Cloys Lyman Kerbo (1924 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Kingston Cemetery
Marshall County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Sharon Rhoades
Record added: Mar 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66454543
Vena Malinda <i>Hightower</i> Kerbo
Added by: Sharon Rhoades
Vena Malinda <i>Hightower</i> Kerbo
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RIP Vena! Wife of 3rd cousin 1x removed
- Michelle (Porteous) Price
 Added: Jul. 31, 2014
Rest in Peace, Vena. We miss you
- Karen Spencer
 Added: Jul. 31, 2013
Rest in peace wife of my 2nd cousin 2x removed and sister of the wife of another 2nd cousin 2x removed.
- Patricia Williams Curry
 Added: Jul. 28, 2013

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