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Thelma "Pauline" Whitehead
Submitted by: Sherry Springer

Thelma "Pauline" Whitehead, age 87, a native of Oilton, Oklahoma, and a resident of Houma, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Pauline was born on August 19, 1925 in Oilton, Oklahoma, to the late Frank Washington Eikenbary and Litha Pennington Eikenbary. She grew up and attended school in Oilton. Pauline married Hobert "Junior" Whitehead on July 1, 1946, and they moved to Louisiana in 1956. She worked in retail sales for many years, including as manager of the Montgomery Ward store in Houma.

Survivors include her husband, Hobert Whitehead of Houma; brothers Doug Eikenbary and wife Juanita of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, and Jim Eikenbary of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters Lois Crnkovic of Houma, and Ruth McLaughlin of Barnsdall, Oklahoma; nephew Carl Wayne Clark and wife Susan of Houma. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Aline Whitehead Batson, and husband Burt of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and other nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Glenn Eikenbary; three sisters, Modest "Maude" Parker, Willie Jean Simmons, Betty Lou Eikenbary; and four half brothers, Frank (Bud), Woodrow, David Eikenbary, William Depriest; and two half sisters Ruby Russell and Vesta Rains.

She will be remembered as a loving, giving person who did not hesitate to help out family members in need, especially her nephew Carl.

Special thanks to all the doctors at Haydel Family Practice, and to the staff of Amedisys Home Health Services and Amedisys Hospice Care for the assistance and support received. No services will be held as per her wishes. She was buried in Highland Cemetery in Oilton, Oklahoma.

Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Oilton, Oklahoma.

Condolences and online guest book are available at www.palmermarlerfh.com. 

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