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Thelma Harmon Lyhene
18 Jun 1915 - 17 Jun 2016
© Davis Funeral Home
Reprinted with permission

Thelma Harmon Lyhene, retired accountant for Gibble Oil Company, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the age of 90 years.

The daughter of the late John R. Harmon and Bertha Farrow Harmon, Thelma was born on June 18, 1915 near Eunice (Texas County), Missouri.

At the age of six, after the death of her mother, Mrs. Lyhene came to Oklahoma to make her home with an aunt and uncle, Maude B. and Frank L. Moore. A graduate of Mannford, OK High School, she was proud of the fact that she excelled in dramatics.

In May 1937 she married Joseph Hillard Lyhene in Oilton, OK. He died in 1956.

She had lived in Cushing since 1960, working for over 31 years for Earl Gibble. From 1967 to 1971 she was married to the late John Erwin of Cushing.

A longtime member of the Cushing Christian Science church, after its dissolution she joined the Cushing First United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the P.E.O. Chapter AX Cushing; Order of the Eastern Star; Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Gladiola Garden Club; Keystone Crossroads Historical Society; Charter member of the Cushing Pilot Club and a longtime organist for the Cushing Christian Science Church and pianist for the Cushing chapter of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents, those who reared her, and her husband.

Survivors include her only child, Sondra Johanna (Jodie) and her husband John R. Franzmann of Stillwater; niece Kay Andrews Burns of Stillwater; great-nephews Kirk King & wife of Minn.; Kendall King & his wife Meredith and Kyle King & his wife Gay Lynn of Stillwater; two nephews, Jim Andrews of New York and Bob Denton and wife Irma of San Antonio, TX, cousin Twila Farrow Young & husband Danny of Mannford, cousin Ilene Farrow Allison of California, and cousins in Missouri and Texas, and other relatives including Bill Erwin of Cushing and John K. Franzmann of Stillwater.

Services will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 10 A.M. in the Memorial Chapel of the Davis Funeral Home with Jim E. Barnes of Stillwater, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Mannford. The family will greet friends in the Memorial Chapel of the Davis Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

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