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Pansy Leota Wharton
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1905, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 2006
Delaware County
Oklahoma, USA

Pansy Leota Wharton lived to be 101 years, 5 months, and 10 days of age.
Iola Register ~ Iola, KS ~ October 11, 2006

Pansy L. Wharton, 101, formerly of Colony, KS, died Monday, Oct. 9, in Grove, Oklahoma.

Burial will be in Bluejacket Cemetery, Bluejacket, OK.

Grove Sun Daily ~ Grove, OK

GROVE, OK Pansy Leota Wharton, 101, died Monday, October 9, 2006, at Integris Grove General Hospital.

She was born April 30, 1905.

Pansy was noted for her care for other people. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, Pansy worked in hospitals and nursing home care organizations most of her life. Her most noted positions were as Administrator of the Douglas County Nursing Home and the Executive Director of the Sunflower Nursing Center in Lawrence, Kan. At age 83, she became the Social & Rehabilitation Services Homemaker for the elderly in Colony, KS.

One of her favorite recollections was in 1937 (the year penicillin was first introduced in her area), the local doctor began allowing nurses to administer the drug. The medical community was so primitive in those days that she had to wrap the penicillin in small pieces of paper and add drops of water to dissolve it so that she could administer it.

She loved to cook her homegrown vegetables and everyone always knew that the "eating was good" from Pansy's kitchen. In fact, on her 80th birthday, she attributed her good health to "eating healthy, homegrown food, getting proper exercise, practicing good grooming and wearing good shoes."

Pansy remained active in her community. She was the director for the Colony Fiddlers and Pickin' Group in Colony, KS. She also served as secretary to the Crest Seniors group in Colony. She was a member of the Kensington Priscilla and Happy Circle Club, and served as secretary to the numerous pony pull clubs she and her husband were active in throughout Kansas.

Pansy also enjoyed being at home; piecing her quilts and crocheting gifts for her family. She enjoyed yard work and loved giving away the flowers and vegetables from her gardens. However, her favorite hobby was fishing.

Pansy also enjoyed music. She grew up in a family of entertainers, and was known for playing the piano and signing at every party she attended. Her friends enjoyed her poetry and "short commentaries on life." She never knew a stranger and found the best in everyone she encountered.

She is survived by: two sons Raymond (Fran) Jones, of Belton, MO, and Paul (Darlene) Jones, of Beggs, OK; three daughters, Lucille Whitchurch of Jay, OK, and Martha (Kermit) Claggett, of Vinita, OK, and Ruth Ann (Carl) Schwan, of Lafayette, CA; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and 19 great-great grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Millie Waddle of Vinita.

Her parents, husbands, three sisters, one brother and one daughter, Ruth Jones Linton, preceded Mrs. Wharton in death.

Family links: 
  Arthur Ernest Jones (1894 - 1974)*
  Lucille June Stanislaus Whitchurch (1924 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Bluejacket Cemetery
Craig County
Oklahoma, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.79002, -95.05367
Created by: TiogaRose
Record added: Jan 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17604323
Pansy Leota Wharton
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