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Nellie Johns Cathey
02 Apr 1932 - 01 Jan 2006
© Davis Funeral Home
Reprinted with permission

Nellie Cathey, long time Cushing resident, passed away January 1, 2006 in the SouthCrest Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 73 years.

The daughter of the late Seburn Johns and Edith Loraine Medlock Johns, Nellie was born on April 2, 1932 in Gotebo, Oklahoma and was raised in Mountain View.

She was united in marriage to Herbert Eugene Cathey, Sr, on January 6, 1950 in Mountain View, OK and to this union four children, Norma, Herbert, Hope and Patricia were born.

Herbert preceded her in death on September 1, 1953. She was united in marriage to Don Sparkman on October 16, 1960; they were married seventeen years.

Nellie had worked several places, however most of her life she had been a waitress in various restaurants and for many years she had helped her husband Don Sparkman and they ran the Cushing Country Club.

She was a member of the Nazarene Church; she enjoyed her animals and shopping at Wal-Mart.

She is survived by three children, Norma J. Acree of Broken Arrow, Herbert E. Cathey, Jr., of Cushing and Hope Elizabeth Lau of Glenpool; two brothers; two sisters; six grandchildren, Sara Acree, Abe Acree, April Frere, Jeremy Lau, Mollie Cathey and Colista Cathey; one great-grand-daughter, Colista Ann Randall; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Davis and one brother.

Services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Reverend Harold Johnson, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bristow Cemetery.

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