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 Alberta Mildred <I>Buffington</I> Arnwine

Alberta Mildred Buffington Arnwine

Birth
Wellston, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 27 Oct 2011 (aged 89)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 79574039 · View Source
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Alberta Mildred Arnwine, born December 11, 1921, in Wellston OK to Elmer and Sarah Buffington, passed away October 27, 2011, in Oklahoma City OK. She was the fourth of five children and the only girl in her farm family. Alberta graduated from Stillwater (OK) High School in 1939. While in Stillwater she met David Arnwine, an Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) student and soon-to-be Army Ranger Scout during World War II. They married November 13, 1944, in Fort Smith AR and shared 31½ years of marriage, until his death in 1976. They had one daughter, Cheryl. Alberta began her 37-year career in Fort Smith for Southwestern Bell on April 14, 1946. Alberta's job as telephone operator took her back to Stillwater, later to Ponca City OK, and finally to Bethany OK. She continued her career with Southwestern Bell until her retirement on December 30, 1983. She was a Life Member of the AT&T Pioneers. Alberta was a long-time member of Council Road Baptist Church, where she often played hymns on the piano for her Sunday school class. She loved football and never missed an Oklahoma State game on television.

Alberta is survived by her daughter Cheryl McInnis and husband Kent of Oklahoma City; grandchildren Scott David McInnis of Bethany, Laura Christine Sanders and husband Maurice of Denton TX, and Kent Allen McInnis, Jr., of Los Angeles CA. She leaves behind two great-grandchildren, Amy and Haley Sanders, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Her four Buffington brothers, Jack, J.L., Dale, and Bob, preceded her in death.

Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary North, Oklahoma City OK


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  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79574039
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alberta Mildred Buffington Arnwine (11 Dec 1921–27 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79574039, citing Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .