Oolieta's Story

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Oolieta Ioleane Cheek was born on June 28, 1922, in El Dorado, KS, to Frank Wilbert & Anna Mae (Wilson) Mabeen. She departed this life on Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Tahlequah, OK, at the age of 93 years, 7 months, & 20 days.

Oolieta graduated with the Will Rogers High School Class of 1940, in Tulsa OK. She went on to receive training in computers, eventually working for American Airlines as a comptometer calculator operator. She had lived most of her life in Tulsa during her younger years, settling in Locust Grove during the last half of her life. On December 25, 1943, in Tulsa, OK, Oolieta & Leonard Wirt Cheek were united in marriage. She was a devoted homemaker during their 53 years of marriage.

Oolieta was a member of the Faith Assembly of God in Peggs, OK. She was involved in the women's ministry & had served as a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years at her church. Oolieta enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading & sewing. She was a member in several different Scuba Diving Clubs, as well as horseless carriage clubs. Together, her & her husband repaired & drove old cars, including a 1936 Ford V-8 model. Oolieta loved her family dearly & will be missed by all that knew & loved her.

Oolieta is survived by: 1 daughter: Karol Neumann & husband Donn of Locust Grove, OK; 4 grandchildren: Danny Johnson & wife Melinda of Locust Grove, OK, Billie Vaughn & husband Todd of Locust Grove, OK, Don Neumann, Jr. & wife Ann of Inver Grove Heights, MN, & Beca Groebner & husband Jeff of Newulm, MN; 13 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; Numerous other relatives & a host of friends & church family.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; 1 daughter: Patricia Ostrawski; 1 sister: Donna Winifred Setser; & 1 son-in-law: Larry Johnson.

Memorial services will be held 4:00 P.M., Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Faith Assembly of God in Peggs, Oklahoma. Brother Gary Walden will officiate. Cremation services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home. You may leave thoughts, memories, or condolences at www.locustgrovefuneralhome.com.
Published on March 22, 2016
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