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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma


Deceased Name : Remona Fern Hughes Bourne

November 30, 1936 ~ October 24, 2019

© Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home
(Reprinted with permission)

Submitted by:Terry Dudley

Remona Bourne, a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and devoted daughter of her Lord Jesus Christ, left this life on October 24, 2019 at the age of 82. A gathering of family and friends will be from 3-4:00 PM Sunday October 27th at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A celebration in honor of her amazing life will be at 10:00 AM Monday October 28th at the Armstrong Baptist Church in Armstrong, Oklahoma with Mike Calhoun officiating. Remona's final resting place will be the Highland Cemetery in Durant with her grandchildren as her pallbearers.

Remona Fern Hughes was born in Macomb, Oklahoma to Wilbur Alberta Hughes and Mabel Leoma (Waldrup) Hughes on November 30, 1936. She married the love of her life William A. Bourne on December 19, 1953 in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Remona was an active member of Armstrong Baptist Church and dedicated member of the Durant community for 63 years. She strongly believed in sharing her knowledge and time with others through state, county and local OHCE clubs. Remona enjoyed teaching 4-H participants: etiquette, canning, baking, bread making and sewing, and adult financial literacy classes. She loved to create things with her hands; cooking, canning, sewing, quilting, and crocheting. Remona was a gifted and passionate master gardener, many said she grew the best peaches in Bryan county.

Mrs. Bourne is survived by her beloved William of the home; cherished children, Arnold Bourne of Durant, Oklahoma, Deborah Layton and husband Steve of Durant, Oklahoma, Mike Bourne and wife Carla of Atoka, Oklahoma, Terry Bourne and wife Lynette of Durant, Oklahoma, and Robert Bourne and wife Penny of Durant, Oklahoma; Remona was very proud of her 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; she is also survived by her siblings, Larry Hughes and wife Carolyn of California, Missouri, Juanita Bourne and husband Don of Durant, Oklahoma, Anita Ray of Wayne, Oklahoma, and George Hughes and wife Nancy of Asher, Oklahoma, and a host of nephews, nieces, family, and dear friends.

Mrs. Bourne was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Mabel Hughes; and brother, Wilbur Doyle Hughes and sister, Lila Stanfield.

Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com

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