Tahlequah Daily Press


October 22, 2012

Patsy Louise (Crook) Whitekiller

Tahlequah — HULBERT – Patsy Louise Whitekiller was born Feb. 4, 1954, in Stilwell She passed away on Oct. 18, 2012 at her home in Hulbert at the age of 58 years, 8 months, and 14 days.

Patsy married Jimmy Dale Whitekiller on Jan. 29, 1971, in Hulbert. They were married 41 years and were blessed with three children from their union.

Patsy enjoyed sewing quilts and costumes for her grandchildren. She also liked painting on ceramics and sawblades. She loved traveling and it didn’t matter where to, as long as she was with her family.

Patsy was a wonderful cook who baked many loving meals for her family. She loved baking hot rolls and that’s one of her specialties that her family will always remember.

She was a loving wife, a caring mother and grandmother, and a compassionate neighbor whose open arms knew no limit.

Her grandchildren, who knew her as “Granmo,” were a source of especially great joy in her life. To Patsy’s family, she was the best mom (and Granmo) in the world.

Patsy cared for babies and their mommas for over 21 years at Tahlequah City Hospital in the OB Department. She served seven years as OB Department director. Her warm, kind spirit and gentle smile touched all of her patients.

She was a faithful Christian, and had attended Carter Baptist Church for many years before attending Swimmer Baptist Church.

Patsy was preceded in death by her daddy, Frank Beaver; sister, Tish Wilman; grandmother, Maude Wininger; and nephew, Baby Boy Kile.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Jimmy Dale of the home; two daughters, Clara Whitekiller and companion Travis Erwin of Hulbert, and Manda Henkel and husband Brian of Hulbert; three sons, Henry Whitekiller and wife Charlotte of Hulbert, Eli Peters and companion Erin Davis of Muskogee, and Marcus Smith of the home; mother, Clara Bell (Wininger) Beaver; father, Robert Crook and wife Jane of Port Allen, LA; 10 grandchildren, Payle Grogan, Matthew Clay, James Clay, Katelynn Whitekiller, Kelton Whitekiller, Ethan Henkel, Briley Henkel, Kia Whitekiller, Doug Russell, and Natalie Peters; brothers, Robert Crook, Hal Beaver, Terry Crook, and Kenny Beaver and wife Rhonda; sisters, Emily Williams and husband Tim, Laura Crook, and Pam Moore and husband Roger; special aunt and uncle Dixie McManus and Floyd Beaver; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Hulbert High School gymnasium. Interment will followin the the Hulbert Cemetery, formerly the Hulbert IOOF Cemetery.

Visition is 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, at Green Country Funeral  Home.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.


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