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Mary Esther Bingman

Mary Esther Bingman 75, longtime resident of Okmulgee, died in Okmulgee Tuesday, July 14, 2009.  Esther was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 5, 1933 to Walter Basil and Helen Cynthia (Markham) McEvoy.   She graduated from Monte Cassino High School in Tulsa and attended and graduated from Tulsa University.  She moved to Okmulgee and retired from Creoks Mental Health Services as an administrative assistant.  Esther was very much loved and involved in her church.  She was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Okmulgee, where she was active in the Altar Society, served on the Pastoral Council, and the Finance Committee was also a member of PEO Chapter ER.  She loved to play bridge and be with her friends.  Her parents, a sister Helen Margaret Fairlie and a brother in law Ed Fairlie preceded her in death.


Survivors include her loving daughter; Susan Bingman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, one sister; Emma and husband Tom Newhouse of Houston, Texas, four nephews; Bob and wife Peggy Newhouse, Brian and wife Diana Newhouse, Michael Newhouse all of Houston, Texas and Mark and wife Joyce Fairlie of Tulsa, one grand niece; Amber, special friends Clint and Stephanie Eager and family of Okmulgee, and Vickie Coleman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, other relatives and friends.


Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 11 am, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Benjamin Vima officiating.  Rosary will be recited at the McClendon-Winters Chapel on Sunday at 7 pm. Visitation will be at the funeral home 1-8 pm Sunday.


Pallbearers will be Clint Eager, Larry Biddle, Mike Newhouse, Brian Newhouse, Bob Newhouse, and Jim McClendon.  Condolences may be made at