Margaret's Story

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Funeral service for Margaret "Sue" Walton will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the First Christian Church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Sue passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the age of 87.
The daughter of Frank and Bertha Waller Bushfield was born Aug. 15, 1929 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. As a young girl she and her family moved to rural Rogers County settling near the Sageeyah community. Eventually she and her family would move again, this time settling near Chelsea. There she began attending Waller and Winganon schools before entering the Chelsea school system. She would graduate from Chelsea High School in 1947.
It wasn't long after graduating that Sue met Clint Walton. They were set up on a blind date by a couple of their friends. Together they all made their way to the roller skating rink located at the Tulsa fairgrounds. It was a match made in heaven, and the couple would marry on November 6, 1948 at the Methodist church in Claremore. The newlywed couple made their home in Claremore, and began raising their family. After years of staying home with the children Sue took a job working as the Claremore City Hostess. A few years later she took a job working at the Claremore Indian Hospital. She worked there or over 17 years before retiring in the late 1990's.
In her spare time Sue had many hobbies and pastimes. A couple of her favorites were of course dancing and roller skating. She was also active in her church. She was a part of the First Christian Church women's group as well as a volunteer teacher at vacation bible school. However her one true love was being with her family. She hardly ever missed an event for her children, grandchildren and even her great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Bertha Bushfield, and nephew, Lowell Brooks.
Survivors include her husband Clint Walton of the home; daughter, Debby Foster of Claremore; son, Scott Walton and wife Rosalie of Inola; grandchildren, Brad Foster, Brent Foster and wife Jenni, Matt Walton and wife C'Ann, and Joe Walton and wife Shelby; great grandchildren, Amaely and Collin Foster, and Scotty, BethAnn, GloriMae Walton and Brooks Walton; sister, Frankaleen Brooks and husband Larry and nephew, Steve Brooks.
View and sign Sue's online tribute at www.mmsfuneralhomes.com
Published on May 8, 2017
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