Bingman-Dugger 89, longtime prominent resident of Okmulgee, died Thursday, June
4, 2009 in Okmulgee. She was born
September 9, 1919 in Wright City, Oklahoma to John Howard and Ruby Gay Sorrells
Brown. Johnnie Lou moved to
Okmulgee with her family in 1922 and attended Okmulgee Public Schools graduating
in 1937. She then attended
Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri. After returning to Okmulgee she
married James B. Bingman in 1939.
James preceded her in death in 1978 and she married Stanley Dugger in 1983 and
he preceded her in death in 1997.
She was employed at Citizens National Bank and Trust from 1953 until her
retirement in 1987. She had the
position of Vice President and Trust Officer with the bank.
Along with her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents John
Howard Brown and Ruby Gay Sorrells Brown-Knapp, her sister and brother in law
Kay and Jim Carnes.
Mrs. Dugger was a
spectator of about any sport especially OU football and loved reading and dining
out. She was a generous donor to
the YMCA, Okmulgee Library and a staunch supporter of her church.
Her memberships include the First United Methodist Church, P.E.O. Chapter
Z and the Literature Club.
her son James K. and wife Ann Bingman of Okmulgee, step son Randy and wife
Jeannie Dugger of Florida, grandchildren Richard and wife Alice Bingman of
Okmulgee, Gina and husband Audie Parsons of Denton, Texas and Ashley Dugger of
Florida, great granddaughter Wendy Bingman and great grandson James B. Bingman
both of Apple Valley, California and Kati B. Fanning of Austin, Texas, great
great grandson Dereck Bingman of Apple Valley California
and nephews Brooks, Brad and
Bryan Bingman and their wives and children of Sapulpa and other nieces, nephews
and cousins. Special friends Don
and Gloria Laub, Joann Purvine, and Sherry Conrady all of Okmulgee.
will be Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Okmulgee
at 10 am. Rev. Craig Denslow will
officiate. Burial will follow in
the Okmulgee Cemetery. Visitation
will be Monday 12-8pm at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.
will be Fred Harlan, Jack Harlan, Duaine Janzen, Don Laub, Brooks Bingman
and Bradd Bingman. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Brian Bingman, Dick Bailey, Carlisle Mabrey III, Bruce
Mabrey, Dan Sullivant, Edgar Hanson and Fred Burks.
Contributions in her
name may be made to either the “Friends of the Okmulgee Library or the Okmulgee
Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.mcclendon-winters.com.