"Dignity without Compromise"
Ida Marie Koerner
Ida Marie Koerner, longtime Okmulgee resident, died Thursday morning, April 27, 2006 at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. She was 87 years of age. She was born January 19, 1919 in Bixby to Albert and Jeannie M. (Sunberg) Koerner. She graduated from Beggs High School, where she was the captain of the high school basketball team. She then attended business college in Tulsa and later spent one year at East Central State College in Ada. Her first job after leaving school was at the Agricultural Conservation Association as chief clerk. During World War II she worked for Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa in the bookkeeping department and in 1942 moved to Okmulgee. On September 1, 1945 Ida Marie went to work for the Country Treasurerís office and became the Okmulgee County Treasurer on February 1, 1971 where she remained until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Preceding her in death was her parents and three sisters, Myra Koerner, Vera Ellis and Mildred Koerner. Survivors include her niece, Irma Guilmette of Tampa, Florida, great nephews, Allen Whitaker of Cherryville, North Carolina and Jim Hunter of Tampa, Florida, a great niece, Karen DíAmario of Largo, Florida, and great great nieces and nephews, Jennifer, John, Stephanie, Laura, Nick and Josh. The family will receive friends from 2-4 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 1, 2006 at the First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Jeffrey B. Cranton officiating. Interment will follow in the Beggs Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Memorial may be sent to the Okmulgee County Family YMCA Pool or the First Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be sent at www.mcclendon-winters.com