Edith M. Ingram Dunkin 03-1981 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Funeral services for Edith M. Dunkin, 99, will be at 1 PM Thursday at the Cherokee First Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn E. Gerber officiating. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery directed by Goodwin Funeral Home.
She died March 30, 1991, at Cherokee Manor. She was born October 16, 1891, in Anthony, Kansas, to Charles M. And Cynthia E. Millay Ingram.
She and Tad Duncan were married December 6, 1916, in her parents home West of Cherokee. He died July 12, 1966. She graduated from the eighth grade at Enterprise School and attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, in 1913 – 1915. She returned to school in 1956 and graduated from Cherokee High School in 1958. She graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, in 1962 at the age of 72, with a degree in music and journalism.
She was a music teacher and taught piano from 1911 – 1970. In her early days of teaching, she traveled to her pupils' homes by horse and buggy. She wrote music and poetry which were published. Her own composition, "There is Magic in a Sweet Melody", will be sung at the funeral.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, charter member of Cherokee Poetry Club and Home Demonstration Club and a member of Jolly Workers Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Gladys Abbott of Bristow and Gloria Bennett of Concord, California; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 22 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters, one grandchild, one great grandchild and two great great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Alfalfa County Hospital or Cherokee Manor through the funeral home.
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