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Major County, Oklahoma

Frances Ellen Watt

© Enid News and Eagle


Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

NOTE: Can not find a McKeeman cemetery in Major County; there are McKeeman's buried in Fairview Cemetery, but no such named cemetery...

The funeral for Frances Ellen Watt, 90, of Pond Creek, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Wilson Funeral Chapel, Pond Creek. The Revs. Devon Maynard and Lester McKeeman will officiate. Burial will be in McKeeman Cemetery, Fairview.

She was born Sept. 14, 1918, in Medford to O.L. and Alta Mae McKeeman Sturtz and died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at The Arbors Assisted Living Center.

She grew up in Jefferson and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1936. She attended one year at Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa, before returning to Medford.

She married Roman Hein in 1937 in Cherokee. They lived and farmed north of Medford and moved into town in 1946. They moved to Wichita, Kan., in 1951 where she worked for Cessna. In 1953, they returned to Medford.

She married John Arthur Watt Oct. 20, 1972. They made their home in Pond Creek. He died Jan. 29, 1989.

She attended First Christian Church and was a member of Moose Family Fraternity in Enid, Sunshine Senior Citizens in Pond Creek, American Legion Auxilliary, NODA, and Grant County Historical Society. She worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone, Medford, and owned the Chatterbox Cafe in Medford and the Medford Help Your Self Laundry.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Hein of Sallisaw and Mary Hardiman Huskey of Pond Creek; one brother, Fred Sturtz of Enid; one sister, Mildred Isaacs of Medford; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to both husbands, Roman and John, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to McKeeman Cemetery in Fairview or Hospice Circle of Love.

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