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Alma Jean Parkhurst Venis
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1926
Craig County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 2007
Ottawa County
Oklahoma, USA

Alma Jean Parkhurst was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Welch, Okla., to Tom and Rena (Langley) Parkhurst. At a young age the family moved to Fairland, where Jean attended school and graduated in 1944. She married Charles C. Venis on Jan. 11, 1948, at the First Baptist Church in Fairland. After residing in Fairland for four years, they moved their family to Miami. Jean worked at Milner-Berkey, Belks, Kemps and Walker Drug Store in Miami, for many years and later cashiered at the Townsman Restaurant. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Miami, and the United Methodist Women Eve Circle Group. For many years when Jean's daughters were young she volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader and was active in PTA and was a homeroom mother. Jean's favorite time was hosting her family on holidays and birthdays and spending time with her friends, especially playing cards and in earlier years, bowling. She and Charles also spent many hours together fishing on Grand Lake. On Friday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2007, Jean passed away at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, at the age of 81 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Clarence Parkhurst and Carl Parkhurst; three sisters, Onita Helmig, Reta Hallmark and Marie Collins. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Charles; twin daughters, Marilyn Harsch and husband, Bill, of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Marsha Baldridge and husband, Scott of Miami; and her youngest daughter, Alicia Ray and husband, Albert, of Quapaw; six grandchildren, Jason Winters and wife, Nicole, of Okmulgee, Kourtney Poteet and husband, Matt, of Miami, Rhonda Keefe, of Minneapolis, Minn., Meagan Frazier and husband, Frankie, of Carl Junction, Mo., Albert Ray III, of Quapaw, and Kyle Baldridge and wife, Lynsey, of Miami; six great-grandchildren, Braden and Merrick Winters, Kaden Baldridge, Kamden Poteet and Kason and Slade Frazier; two sisters, Eva Stelle, of Miami, and Leva Marten and husband, Bill, of California; a brother-in-law, Jake Helmig, of Mount Vernon, Mo.; sister-in-law, Pauline Parkhurst, of Miami; and several very special nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the First United Methodist Church Chapel in Miami. A funeral service celebrating Jean's life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathy Leithner and Minister Leon Weece officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairland Cemetery. Casketbearers will be her nephews, Don Helmig, Terry Helmig, Bill Collins, Bob Collins, Tom Stelle and Scott Stelle. Honorary casketbearers will be Mary and Glenn Lowe, Reba and G.C. Freeman, Merle and Darrell Craig, Dolly and Frank Gray and Louis Green. The family suggest memorials be made in Jean's name to the First United Methodist Church Youth in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, 303 East 7th Street, Okmulgee, Okla., 74447 918.756.1677 
Fairland Cemetery
Ottawa County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Judy K. Roberts
Originally Created by: Jody
Record added: Nov 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23087287
Alma Jean <i>Parkhurst</i> Venis
Added by: Judy K. Roberts
Alma Jean <i>Parkhurst</i> Venis
Added by: Judy K. Roberts
Alma Jean <i>Parkhurst</i> Venis
Added by: Jody
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