"Dignity without Compromise"

Mearl Leon Haworth


Mearl Leon Haworth 93, died on Sunday April 3, 2005 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He was born December 10, 1911 to Bert and Hattie Haworth at Yale, Oklahoma. They lived close to Cimarron River and their farm was sometimes crossed at night by outlaws going to ford the river. He married Mabel Porter at the age of 22 and moved to Drumright working for Pure Oil Company and later Bucks Grocery. A few years later he moved his family to the Jennings area as a farmer/rancher and later as an oil field worker. He lived there until 1983. Mearl and Mable had five children. Dovie, Wendall and then their family doubled with twins, Olan and Nolan. In 1952 they completed their family with another boy, Keith.

Mearl was blessed with good health and a high degree of integrity, for which all of us witnessed and appreciate.

He remarried and lived in Pawnee area from 1983 until 2003. At that time he became a resident at Baptist Village in Okmulgee. He thoroughly enjoyed his time there. It was the best time of his retirement years, with card playing friends and being able to participate in all the events. He enjoyed the friendly and gracious people.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, twin sons, Olan and Nolan, brother, Wayne Haworth, sisters Lucille Condit, Helen Lorette and Maxine Harder and daughter-in-law, Freda Haworth.

He is survive by a daughter, Dovie and husband Kenneth Carper, Sapulpa, OK, two sons, Wendall and wife Carolyn Haworth of Morris, OK and Keith and wife Karen Haworth of Richland, Washington, one brother, Gene Haworth of Norman, OK, two daughters-in-laws, Sharon and Donna, fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 10 am, at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be on Wednesday at 2 pm at the Oilton Cemetery in Oilton, Oklahoma. Rev. Mike Kennedy will officiate. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 12 until 8 pm.