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Vernie Loraine Kinney
Born: 14 Jul 1912 Aikens, Sequoyah, OK
Died: 30 Nov. 2001
Resided: Cleveland, Pawnee, OK

Vernie Loraine Kinney was born July 14, 1912 in Aikens, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Richard R. and Mary Ann ''Mollie'' Taylor. She attended school in the Aikens area before moving with her parents, four brothers and six sisters, at the age of twelve to the Keystone area, near Cleveland.

Vernie was married to Lewis ''Dago'' Kinney on March 18, 1929 in Cushing, Oklahoma. The couple made their initial home in Drumright and then later returned to the Keystone area. They had three children, Gerene, Doyle ''Red'' and Jerry Ray.

Vernie worked as a laboratory assistant at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center for nearly thirteen years from 1958 - 1971. Vernie devoted her life to caring her husband and children. She was an exceptional cook and enjoyed being a housewife, tending to her family's needs. It could be said, Vernie was a fishing widow, as ''Dago'' was an avid fisherman and spent countless hours enjoying his favorite pastime. However, Vernie was always ready to prepare the fish when Dago brought home his catch or can the vegetables they grew together in their garden. .

Vernie was a longtime member of the Westport Baptist Church where the couple faithfully attended. She was a member of the Reapers Sunday School class and the Westport Kitchen Band. Additionally, she was an active member of the Happy Sewing Club.

Dago preceded her in death on October 11, 2001 after seventy-two years of marriage. In addition to her husband, Vernie was preceded in death by her two sons, Jerry Ray on September 8, 1943 and Charles Doyle ''Red'' Kinney on July 4, 2001; three brothers, Clabe, Richard and O. B. Taylor; and five sisters, Nellie Minner, Ida Taylor, Ica Taylor, Tennie Carter and Bernice Golden.

She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Gerene and H. E. Lord, Poughkeepsie, New York; daughter-in-law, Zoleta Kinney, Sand Springs, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Russell Doyle and Heather Kinney, Sand Springs, Oklahoma; James Hilton Lord, Poughkeepsie, New York; Susan Lianne (Lord) & Lee Kuchenreuther, West Milford, New Jersey; Lisa Marie (Kinney) and Jeff Revis, Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Robert and Pam LaBelle, Skiatook, Oklahoma; Karen and Vernon Hitcher, Stillwell, Oklahoma; Regina and Kevin Wathor, Owasso, Oklahoma; Karina Ford, Cleveland, Oklahoma; eighteen great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren, brother, David and Patsy Taylor, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and a sister, Geneva Overstreet, Cleveland, Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at the Westport Baptist Church with Dr. Eugene Perry and Rev. Edward Zickefoose officiating. Burial will be at the Woodland Memorial Cemetery in Sand Springs under the direction of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home in Cleveland.


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