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Stella Fay Whitten was born May 25,1932 in Wagoner, to Eddie and Hazel (Holt) Applegate. She died on Sunday, Nov. 6, in Tulsa. She was 84.

Stella grew up in Wagoner County. She lived for some time in Wagoner and Locust Grove. She then lived in Inola and Catoosa for most of her life, then moved to Tulsa in 2013. Stella and Charles Kenneth Whitten were united in marriage on Aug. 14, 1978 in Wagoner. He preceded his wife in death on Aug. 12, 1999.

Stella was a cook at Catoosa Middle School for over 5 years. She had also worked as a packer at Graebel Van Lines and had worked for many years as a forklift operator at Sperry Rand. Stella was known for her dedication to being a hard worker. She was a part of the Gospel Tabernacle in Skiatook.

Stella loved to fish and enjoyed playing Bingo. She always enjoyed staying on the go. Stella was a best friend to many. She was a very giving person that was very willing to help people at any time. As well, she was known to be an excellent cook. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Stella is survived by: 5 children: Patricia June Wilson of Catoosa, Jay Williams and wife Linda of Inola, Oklahoma, Faye Carnes and husband Larry of Inola, Tammy Brown and husband Robert of Mounds, and Mark Chronister and wife Lucinda of Inola;3 brothers: Tommy Applegate and wife Carol of Inola, Edward Applegate and wife Bonnie of Inola, and Jimmy Applegate and wife Karla of Inola; 13 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; 1 son: Danny Williams; 1 daughter: Brenda Coatney; 2 brothers: Harry Applegate and T.A. Applegate; and 1 sister: Linda Luster.

Memorial services are 3P.M., Thursday, Nove. 10, at River of Life Assembly of God in Inola. Brother Gary Caughron 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 November 9, 2016
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