Blanche Kirkendall © Enid Morning News 11-1979 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Aline – Mrs. Blanche Kirkendall, who was almost 103 years old, died early Monday in Shattuck, where she had lived the past 10 years.
Mrs. Kirkendall's funeral will be at 2 PM Wednesday in the First Christian Church at Aline with the Rev. Wayne Hammer of Aline officiating. She will be buried in the Aline Star Cemetery.
Wentworth Mortuary of Carmen is in charge of final arrangements.
Mrs. Kirkendall is survived by a daughter, Mrs. M. L. (Iris) Butts of Shattuck; eight grandchildren; 21 great – grandchildren and three great – great – grandchildren.
She was born in Athens, Ohio, April 7, 1877, and was married there to Elza Kirkendall on February 3, 1900.
They moved to Oklahoma in 1907, settling on a farm near Carmen and in 1920 moved to a farm near Aline where they lived until retirement.
Mrs. Kirkendall was a member of the Aline First Christian Church and was active in the community as long as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her husband Elza; three sons, Lowell, who died in infancy, Lindley and Don and by two grandsons, one of whom was Bob Kirkendall of Enid, who was named Handicapped Citizen of the Year by Governor David Boren.
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