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Alta Mae Sinor, 102 years, 6 months and 25 days, of Chouteau, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Chouteau. She was born in Wanette, Oklahoma on August 25, 1914; the daughter of James L. Cargill and Florence B. (Willmet). Alta married George S. Sinor and together, they raised 6 children. She worked as a homemaker most of her life, making a wonderful home for her husband and children. She was known for her wonderful cooking, especially her pies, and looked forward to family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving. Alta also enjoyed sewing and quilting, and being outside in her vegetable garden. Alta was the oldest living enrolled Citizen Band Potawatomi Indian in the world, she was so proud of her Indian heritage. She lived a long, wonderful life, full of memories that will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in the Shipman's Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Nancy Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery with Brian Schencks, Josh Schencks, J.D. McManus, Justin McManus, Josh McManus, and Steve McManus, Jr. serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Tom Link. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in the Shipman' s Funeral Home Chapel. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service.

Alta is survived by her son, John Sinor and wife Paulette of Pryor, Oklahoma; daughters, Melba Schencks of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Nora McManus of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, Lora McHenry of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Judith Washam of Chouteau, Oklahoma; sister, Pauline Gullams and husband Danny of Stockton, California; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren along with many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Florence Bessie Cargill; husband, George Sinor; daughter, Lucille "Lucy" Link; 3 sisters, and 5 brothers.
Published on March 27, 2017
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