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TAHLEQUAH – Funeral Services for Reba Nell Quetone will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the First United Methodist Church of Tahlequah with Rev. James Graham and Rev. George Warren officiating. Viewing will be Tuesday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Tahlequah or a charity of your choice. Sign the online guestbook at www.hartfuneralhome.net. Reba Nell Quetone, the daughter of Rev. J.W. and Mary (Carter) Oden, was born Jan. 2, 1931, in Blair, Okla., and departed this life on Dec. 25, 2015, in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 23 days. Reba married her lifetime partner, Jim Quetone, on Nov. 13, 1953. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University and served as the director of Young Life at the Tulsa YWCA. She also taught for the Tulsa Public School System. She was the owner operator of Quetone Flowers and Gifts in Warner, Okla., and was later on staff at Connors State College as a recruiter. As the daughter of a Methodist minister, she was very involved in church her entire life. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. Reba loved life and enjoyed painting, artwork, flowers, gardening, reading, animals, traveling and dining out. Her most cherished blessings were her grandchildren, and her time spent with her family. Reba touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Doris Jones; and her brothers, Leroy and Doyle Oden. She is survived by a loving family which includes her husband of over 62 years, Jim Quetone; her children, Kim Simpson and husband Ken of Arlington, Texas, Tucker Quetone and wife Becky of Rochester, Minn., and Andy Quetone and wife Sunny of Park Hill, Okla.; her brothers, Lowell Oden and wife Jeanne of Grandbury, Texas, and Don Oden and wife Helen of Tulsa; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive her. Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, 918-456-8823.
Published on  December 28, 2015
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