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Carolyn Sue (Rossman) Featherston
Jan 16, 1954 - Jun 9, 2020
Submitted by Martha Reddout

  by Cathey Wilder

Marietta Monitor
19 Jun 2020, Page 4
(permission granted)

Services for Carolyn Sue Rossman Featherston, 66, of Ardmore were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the First Christian Church, Healdton. Reverend Pam Anderson, Carolyn’s close friend, officiated the celebration of Carolyn’s life assisted by Carolyn’s former student, Michael “Bubba” Tamez.

Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Healdton.

Born January 16, 1954 at Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Beverly Rossman, she died Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at an Ardmore healthcare facility. Carolyn attended many schools in her early years before graduating in 1972 from Healdton High School. She met her future husband Gary Lynn Featherson (Featherston) in 1970, and they were married on October 7, 1972 in Healdton’s First Christian Church. They shared a long and happy marriage for over 47 years. Gary and Carolyn established their home for more than 20 years in Healdton after a few months in the Oklahoma City area. In later years, they moved to Ardmore while they searched for the acreage they eventually found on Sorghum Center Road in Love County and where they lived for 15 years before retiring to Circle Drive in Ardmore. While in Healdton, Carolyn worked for Galoob Iron and Supply Company for 13 years and then worked six years for her in-laws at June’s Jewelry and Gifts, also in Healdton. In 1991, at the age of 37, Carolyn enrolled in college and graduated in May of 1995 with a magna cum laude bachelor of arts degree in English education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant. She immediately accepted her first and only position in the education field teaching high school English for Marietta Public Schools. Carolyn was a dedicated teacher who loved her work and her students. She was selected Marietta High School Teacher of the Year three times and Marietta Public School District Teacher of the Year twice. She appreciated the honor and recognition, but she cherished the relationships she had established with her students and remained in close contact with many of the throughout her life. She would probably still have been teaching had health issues not forced her to retire. Carolyn enjoyed reading and writing, fishing with Gary, sewing and other crafts, cooking, and most of all, her family, especially her son Bryan and her grandchildren, Morgan, Hunter, and Alice. Meme, as her grandchildren called her; spoiled them with love, time and attention and was always happiest when she could just sit and watch them play.

Preceding her in death were her mother and father; maternal grandparents, George and Leata “Granny” Warner; paternal grandparents, Karl and Pauline Rose Rossman; and most recently her loving husband, Gary Featherston on May 22, 2020.

Survivors include her son, Bryan Lynn Featherston and fiancee Sabrina of Ardmore; grandchildren, Morgan Danielle, Gary Hunter and Alice Sue Featherston; brothers, Don Rossman and wife Judy of Tulsa and Richard Rossman and wife Kathy of Tallahassee, Florida; and nieces, Stephanie and Taylor Rossman and nephews, Kris and Conner Rossman, also of Tallahassee. Serving as pallbearers were her cousin, Sean Emerson, and her former students, Nick Barber, Bubba Tamez, Shane Wolfe, and nephews, Kendric Reed and Andy Reed.

Mrs. Featherston, or as her students called her, “Mrs. F.” requested that all of her former students serve as honorary pallbearers.

Donations may be made, per Carolyn’s wishes, to the Marietta High School Scholarship Fund or the Marietta High School Library in care of Alexander Gray Funeral Home, 65 Golf Course Road, Healdton, OK 73438.

Online guest book: alexanderfuneralhome.org Alexander Gray  

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