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Dorlis Anderson

Dorlis Marie (Childers) Anderson, age 76 and a resident of Okmulgee, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 27th, 2008. She was born on August 23, 1931. Dorlis was married for over 56 years to Charles Eugene Anderson. They lived many places throughout their marriage: Arizona, California, and Oklahoma. She was a Registered Nurse before having children, and was also a day care provider and business partner of "Small World Day Care" in Okmulgee for many years before retiring in 1998. Dorlis and Charles were foster parents for over 40 years and have helped to nurture many children throughout their married life. Her home was always open to any child.

Dorlis was a born-again, spirit-filled Christian and attended services at Harvest Community Church in Okmulgee. She was a Sunday school teacher for most of her adult life, and very active in all church ministries, especially in song and children’s ministries.

She was preceded in death by one son Darrell Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona, her parents Iva (Starkey) Duncan and Leroy Childers.

Dorlis is survived by her husband of the home Charles Anderson of Okmulgee, and five grown children – Debbie Sebring of Tulsa, David Anderson and Wade Hall of the Wilson Community, Laura Evelyn Buell and husband Jon of the Wilson Community, Darla McKinley of Okmulgee, and Tiffany Anderson of Okmulgee. She is also survived by two sisters, Gwen Tipton, Port Charles, LA, and Gail Brooks and husband Eddie of Richland, WA. Dorlis has fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren as well as a host of family and friends.

Services will be held Friday, February 1st, 2008 at 2 P.M. at Harvest Community Church in Okmulgee with Reverend Paul Ramsey and Reverend Marvin Buell officiating with burial in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Viewing will be on Thursday, January 31, 2008 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee and online condolences may be sent to