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Davena Marie (Cowan) Wadley

Davena Marie (Cowan) Wadley, resident of Beggs, died Tuesday evening, December 19, 2006 at her home. She was 72 years of age. Davena was born the only child of the late David E. and Gladys Marie (Payne) Cowan on July 11, 1934 in Mounds, Oklahoma. She graduated from high school in Andrews, Texas. She earned her first degree at Northeastern State University and later her Masterís Degree from the University of Oklahoma. She was a school teacher for 35 years, teaching in Texas, Oklahoma, France, Germany and New Mexico. She retired in 1994 and moved to Beggs from New Mexico. On September 15, 1956, Davena married Samuel Edwin Wadley, Jr. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2003. She enjoyed crocheting, needle point, making doll clothes, quilting and crafts and was a member of the National Educators Association. Survivors include her son, Sam, Wadley III of Tulsa, daughter, Jane Romero of Sapulpa, granddaughter, Amy Uffhausen of Morganhill, California and two great grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua Uffhausen.

Graveside rites will be conducted 2:00 P.M., Friday, December 22, 2006 at the Mounds Cemetery with Reverend Dick Knox officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home from 12-8 P.M. on Thursday. Condolences may be sent at