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Lucille Willie Gatewood
Feb 12, 1918 - Dec 7, 2011
Posted by Jo Aguirre

Published 12-13-11 Enid News & Eagle

ENID — Lucille Willie Gatewood was born Feb. 12, 1918, in Ragstown, Okla., to Roe William and Maudie Lee Keenan and passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at the age of 93.  

Lucille lived in Illinois for 16 years, then moved to Farmington, N.M., and Colorado Springs, Colo.

In 1972, she became a resident of Greenfield, Okla., community. Lucille attended Greenfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending the women’s Bible study group and attending church. For many years, she worked and retired from Hollytex Spinning Mill, as well as spending her time being a caregiver to the elderly. She was one of eight children and had vivid memories of chopping and picking cotton as a child. Lucille loved her family, and loved cooking dinner for her family.  

She was married to Elzie Gatewood at the age of 14 in Duncan, Okla., in 1932. Together, they shared 60 years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Homer, Archie and Red; two sisters, Lula and Reudean; and three sons, Tommy, J.B. and Cotton.  

Lucille is survived by one daughter-in-law, Lenore Gatewood of Waukomis, Okla.; two brothers, Herman Keenan of Watonga, Okla., and Joe Earl Keenan of Evansville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Mike Gatewood and wife Diane of Winfield, Kan., and Pat Gatewood of Waukomis, Okla.; three great-grandchildren, Melissa Bodkins and husband Scott of Winfield, Kan., Scotty Gatewood and wife Kellie of Winfield, Kan., and Stacey Gatewood of Winfield, Kan.; three great-great-grandchildren, Zach Bodkins, Keylee Bodkins and Kelsi Gatewood; and her loving companion and pet chihuahua, Cocoa.

The family would like to also give special thanks to Janice Hood, Shirley Wiggington, Irene Neimeyer, and Doris Till for their special care and love they gave to Lucille.  

Funeral service for Lucille was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Greenfield Baptist Church, Greenfield, Okla., with Rev. Carroll Gilliland officiating. Burial followed in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Watonga, with Wilkinson Mortuary of Watonga in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenfield Baptist Church.

(Submitted by family)


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