Lilian Shirley (Linton) Nordean June 17, 1920 - April 28, 2015 © Criswell Funeral Home Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Services for Lilian Shirley Nordean, 94, formerly of Konawa and Ada are 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Rollow Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Ada, Rev. Charles Linton Nordean will officiate, assisted by Rev. David L. Daniel. The burial preceded the service at East Hill Cemetery in Roff.
Mrs. Nordean died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Oklahoma City. She was born June 17, 1920 at Summitt, Arkansas to Roy Cleveland and Mable Morrow Linton. She attended Yellville-Summitt schools and graduated from Yellville-Summit High School.
She married Charles Leslie Nordean on November 2, 1941 in Yellville, AR. He preceded her in death on December 17, 1997 in Ada. She and her husband moved to Maud, OK after their marriage. She graduated from East Central University in 1975 (after 17 years of night school), where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Sociology. She completed an additional 15 hours towards a Masters in Psychology. Mrs. Nordean was employed with the Soil Conservation Service for 32 years.
Mrs. Nordean was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Konawa Phila Vante Club, Valley View Regional Hospital Auxiliary and the Salvation Army Auxiliary. She was a member of the Healthy Heart Club, the Pontotoc County Genealogy Society and the Ada Library Board. She was a member of bridge clubs and various card and domino groups and travel and garden clubs.
Survivors include three sons, Capt. David L. Nordean, USN (Ret.) and wife Diana of Vienna, VA, Alan Nordean and wife Nalani of Bixby and Charles L. Nordean and wife Dee Ann of Guthrie; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Nordean of Sapulpa; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Freda Adams of Ventura, CA and Helen Dardin, of Dalton, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, three brothers, her husband, a son, C. Russell Nordean and a grandson, Ross Alan Nordean.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 566, Ada, OK 74821; or the Ada Public Library, 124 S. Rennie, Ada, OK 74820.
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