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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma


N. Jean Rains Choate

November 29, 1931 ~ November 6, 2016

© Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home

Submitted by: TD

Jean Choate, a beloved family member, and friend to many, gave up this life on earth, and began a new life with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the age of 84. She was born in Durant, Oklahoma on November 29, 1931 to James Arthur and Helen (Miller) Rains. Jean married her partner in life, Donald Kenneth Choate in Dallas, Texas on January 26, 1952.

Jean was a dedicated servant of her Lord Jesus Christ. She attended The River in Durant, where she faithfully committed herself to her church body as a Deacon. Jean had a caring loving heart, and reached out to others in many way, one was by running the food bank at her church. Her deep seeded work ethic was obvious to all she knew when she was employed. Jean had a variety of jobs; managing apartments, the Big 5 in family planning, and Bryan County Youth services until she retired, working alongside her sister Sue. She loved cooking delicious meals for her family and friends. Jean liked to watch the OU Sooners, and the Dallas Cowboys play football, embroidering, and watching a quiet snow fall. She felt the most content and complete when she was holding a baby, and considered her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren her most precious blessing.

Mrs. Choate is survived by her daughters, Sherry Treiber of Ashville, North Carolina, Cathy Moore and husband John of Durant, Oklahoma, Carol Carter and husband Donald of Burleson, Texas and Carla Choate of Durant, Oklahoma; sons, Larry Choate and wife Joey of Durant, Oklahoma, Ruel Choate and wife Kathy of Denison, Texas, Arthur Choate of Denison, Texas; brothers, Charlie Rains and wife Alice of Kingston, Oklahoma, Clede Bond and wife Phyllis of Durant, Oklahoma, Kenneth Bond and wife Carolyn of Durant, Oklahoma; sister, Linda Phillips and husband Charles of Durant, Oklahoma; the boys she raised, J.R. Smith of Mustang, Oklahoma and Jeff Coffee of Denison, Texas; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Choate was preceded in death by her parents, James Arthur Rains (who passed away when Jean was 3) and Helen (Miller) Rains; the man who raised her, Clede Bond; husband, Donald K. Choate; daughter, Charlotte Choate; grandson, Gregory Baldwin; brother, Art Rains; sister, Sue Coker.

Family hour will be from 6-7:00 PM Friday, November 11th at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home. A church service in honor of her life will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 12th at The River, 1280 Mockingbird Lane, Durant with Dr. John Hollar officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. The pallbearers will be her beloved son and grandsons.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.

Services are under the direction of Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.

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