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Josephine Mae Yarborough Harjo
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Birth: May 15, 1920
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 2011
Seminole
Seminole County
Oklahoma, USA

Josephine Mae (Yarborough) Harjo, 91 year-old longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center in Seminole, Oklahoma. She was born May 15, 1920 in Oklahoma to parents Albert Yarborough and Bessie (Lena) Yarborough.

She married Wilson Harjo and he preceded her in death on June 8, 1971.

Josephine worked as a nurse's aid until her retirement at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole. Following her retirement she enjoyed being a homemaker, being with family and visiting area Native American Churches.

Survivors include sons; Stanford Harjo of Seminole, Oklahoma, Lucia Harjo of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Vincent Mike Harjo II of Seminole, Oklahoma; daughters, Lois Hicks of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Deloris Haynes of Seminole, Oklahoma, Deborah Pennock of Seminole, Oklahoma, Cindy Harjo of Seminole, Oklahoma, Sherry Harjo of Seminole, Oklahoma; one brother, James Yarborough of Seminole, Oklahoma; one sister, Katherine Gibson of Konawa, Oklahoma; 30 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Josephine is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilson Harjo; three sons, Vincent Mike Harjo I, Frankie Tholocco, George Harjo; one sister, Stella Bender; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. A wake service is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2011 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole from 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

 
 
Burial:
Hitchitee Church Cemetery
Seminole
Seminole County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Oklahoma Bob
Record added: Sep 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77203663
Josephine Mae <i>Yarborough</i> Harjo
Added by: Oklahoma Bob
 
 
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You are not forgotten, May you rest in peace, Josephine Yarborough Harjo.
- Janet Milburn
 Added: Dec. 13, 2011
 
 
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