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Obit for Gwen Dora Releford

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Obit for Gwen Dora Releford

Posted: 1225093503000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Releford, Shepard, Degraftenreed, Wallace, Morgan, Kirkwood, Devrow
Below is the obit located in the funeral program of Gwen Dora Releford (Gwen D Releford, Gwen Releford)
“In Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Ocie Lee and Norma Ruth (Shepard) Releford was blessed with the arrival of a beautiful little girl on September 7, 1956 whom they named Gwen Dora.

Gwen spent most of her life in the Roland, Ft. Smith, and Muldrow area. She attended school in Roland where she graduated in 1974. She also was a graduate of Northeastern State University of Tahlequah, OK with a degree in Psychology-Sociology.

Gwen was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where she searved as church clerk. She worded at Whirlpool Corporation for 21 years until she retired in 2005 due to her disabiling health.

Gwen loved family and friends. She enjoyed the sport of bowling and eating at her two favorite restaurants Red Lobster and Furr’s.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, Ocie Lee and Norma Ruth (Shepard) Releford; her brothers, Kenneth Eugene and Douglas Christopher; her maternal grandparents, Pleasant and Arbella (Degraftenreed) Shepard and her paternal grandparents, Ocie & Emma Lee (Wallace) Releford.

Gwen leaves behind to cherish her memories: her sisters, Linda Morgan and husband James Sr., Carla Kirkwood and husband Fred, and Tonya Releford; one son that she always wish she had “Tashala Devrow”. Two goddaughters, Jamie Lynn Morgan and Jasmine Chanel Kirkwood; a host of relatives and friends.”

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