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Obituary

Abney Cemetery
Garvin County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Jesse R. Spurlock

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April 6, 1966

Marion Donehew
January 4, 1878 ~ April 6, 1966


Dr. Donehew, pioneer county teacher, dies


Dr. Marion Donehew, 89, the first student to enroll in the University of Oklahoma in 1892 and a pioneer school teacher, died Wednesday at his home on route three, Stratford.

He was born Jan. 4, 1878 in Whitesboro, Texas.

He taught school in Pauls Valley before statehood and also taught in other schools in Garvin, McClain and Pontotoc counties.

He was a resident of Garvin county more than 60 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Stratford church of Christ with Cole Tidwell, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in the Abney cemetery near Stratford under the direction of the Stratford Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Della Donehew, one daughter, Miss Lorene Donehew of the home, and one nephew, Fred Donehew.

Obituary

Abney Cemetery
Garvin County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Jesse R. Spurlock

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May 7, 1981

Adellaco Beatrice "Della" Donehew
February 4, 1896~ May 7, 1981


Not much is known of Della Donehew. She was a devoted housewife and mother, living in the shadow of her more outgoing husband.

Obituary

Abney Cemetery
Garvin County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Jesse R. Spurlock

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July 11, 2005

Marion Lorene Donehew
April 17, 1937 ~ July 11, 2005


Lorene was born April 17, 1937.

She never married.

After the death of both of her parents, Lorene remained on their farm place which had been owned by J. W. Abney in the early 1900s.

In 1911, Mr. Abney set aside 1/4 acre of land for a family cemetery. At the request of the Donehew family, upon his death, Mr. Donehew was buried in the Abney Cemetery. Following the death of her mother, Lorene gave additional land to the Abney Cemetery, bringing it to a full acre.

In 2005 Lorene fell and broke her hip, resulting in a lengthy hospital stay. She returned home where she soon fell again. She wasn't able to call for help and was discovered sometime later. She expired on the way to the hospital.

She died on July 11, 2005 at the age of 68 years, 2 months, and 25 days. She was a self employed nurse, and had lived in Stratford all her life. Graveside services for Marion Lorene Donehew will be held Thursday, July 14, 2005, at 2:00 PM at Abney Cemetery, Stratford, OK. Bill Jones will be officiating.

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