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Sylvester B. Askew
© Cherokee Messenger and Republican
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

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Sylvester B. and Muriel A. ASKEW

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

A longtime businessman and Cherokee resident, Sylvester B. Askew, 87, died Saturday at Enid Regional Hospital. His funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Hornish officiating. Burial was at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery, directed by Goodwin Funeral Home.

Askew was born May 9, 1904, to William Henry and Jerushia Amelia Buckles Askew. He graduated from Cherokee High School and attended an electrical trade school in Chicago. On Feb. 2, 1929, he married Muriel A. Gammon in Alva. They lived in Cherokee, where he ran Askew Electric until he retired in May 1981. His wife died October 11, 1981. During World War ll, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of First Christian Church.

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