"Dignity without Compromise"

Elma Pinkston

Elma Pinkston 94, died on Thursday, September 7, 2006 at Natura, Oklahoma. She was born in Natura, Oklahoma on February 2, 1912, the daughter of Solmon and Effie Bunch. Elma attended Natura and Preston Public Schools.

Elma worked as a cook at Natura and Twin Hills School for 38 years, retiring in 1989. Elma married Delmar Pinkston in 1930. They were married for fifty years, and they had three children, Darrell Dean Pinkston, Ruthie Jean Pinkston and Bob Pinkston. She was preceded in death by a brother, Otis Bunch of Okmulgee, a brother, Ace Bunch of Dos Palos, California, a son Darrell Pinkston of Natura, a daughter, Ruthie Jean Pinkston of Natura.

Elma enjoyed cooking at the schools, watching the students enjoy their meals, and having fun. She very much enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports and take part in school activities. She also enjoyed her many friends and the many bus tours they took together.

She is survived by one son, Bob Pinkston and his wife Carol of Natura, one Daughter in law, Peggy Chancey and her husband Don Chancey of Natura, Grandchildren Larry and his wife Cathy Pinkston of Natura, Wes and his wife Susan of Boynton, Robert and his wife Teresa Pinkston of Natura, Cindy Taylor and her husband Patrick of Natura, Sherri McElroy and her husband Gary of Natura, John Pinkston and his wife Marcia of Natura. Elma had 11 Great Grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, September 9. 2006 at 2:30 pm in the Twin Hills Gymnasium. Jim Waller will officiate. Burial will be in the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters.

Pallbearers will be Elma's Grandsons Larry Pinkston, Wes Pinkston, Robert Pinkston Jr., John Pinkston, Great Grandson Ben Pinkston, Larame Pinkston, Nick Taylor, Lee Pinkston, Denver Pinkston, Zac Pinkston, Brett Taylor and Dax McElroy. Honorary Pallbearers Darbi McElroy, Rylee Pinkston and Daci McElroy.

Contributions can be made to Twin Hills School, to provide a memorial plaque in honor of Elma Pinkston to be presented at the dedication of the new Twin Hills cafeteria.