Tahlequah Daily Press


August 12, 2013

Lynn Claire Lankford

TAHLEQUAH — CORPUS CHRISTIE, Texas – Lynn Claire Lankford, 67, of Tahlequah, passed away on Aug. 1, 2013. Her family was by her side in Corpus Christi, Texas, as she passed on to be with the Lord.

She was born in Bronx, New York, in 1945, and lived in many areas throughout the United States. She fell in love with the warm weather and blue waters of Corpus Christi, Texas, but eventually chose to make Tahlequah, her home alongside her husband, Kenneth Joe Lankford.

Lynn was a very strong mother and professional accountant. During the 1980s, she chose to go to nursing school and graduated from Bacone College in Muskogee, with a nursing degree.

She worked as an registered nurse at Christus Spohn Hospitals in Corpus Christi, Texas and Tahlequah City Hospital in Tahlequah. She was a vital team member in the OR, CCICU and Recovery.

Lynn is survived by her four sons, Daniel Joseph Lankford, Peter Michael Desopo, Joseph Anthony Desopo and Santino Desopo. She also leaves behind their wives, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many close family members and friends.

It was Lynn’s wish to waive any type of ceremony. Her desire was that no one should grieve her passing. Instead, she hoped that everyone would remember her with joy in their hearts and a kind word for anyone in the nursing community.  

To offer your condolences visit us at www.cage-mills.com

Cage-Mills Funeral Directors, 4901 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, Texas, (361) 854-3282.


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