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A graveside funeral ceremony honoring and remembering the life of Nellie "Sue" Lingenfelter will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Rice Funeral Service.
Sue passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 in Tulsa. She was 89.
Born the youngest of five children on April 23, 1927 in Claremore, Sue was the daughter of William McDonald and Bessie Monroe Brown. Her father's employment in the oil patches relocated the family to Texas where Sue graduated with the Class of 1945 at East Mountain High School in Gilmer, Texas. She was a hard working, good student and known to be quite beautiful. Sue began working as a telephone operator where she once told an associate, "I'd like to date a man that has a car." She was then introduced to Floyd Lingenfelter on a blind date and the couple married Jan. 24, 1947.
Sue was always devoted to her family and raising her two boys. She was also very creative and artistic, especially with anything fabric related. If she ever saw anything she liked in a store, she would simply go home and make it. Sue's personality could be described as sweet, nurturing, and kind. She had a great sense of humor and love practical jokes. Football was her favorite sport — Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys being her favorite teams. She claimed, "I had no choice with a husband and two boys in the house." Sue also had a green thumb. She could regularly be found gardening, planting flowers, and feeding the birds.
Family members who survive include her two sons: John Lingenfelter and his wife Kathy; and Don Lingenfelter; her grandchildren: Stephanie Porterfield, Julie Barnhydt and her husband Tyler, John Paul Lingenfelter, and Joseph Lingenfelter; and her great grandchildren: Abby, Audrey, Alysa, Stryker, Lilli, and Lilah.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter-in-law Treasa Lingenfelter; her three brothers: Leslie, Monroe, and Ernest; and her sister, Mildred.
"A lovely lady, garmented in light from her own beauty. - Shelly.
Published on March 2, 2017
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