"Dignity without compromise"
Marie Whitford, 96, of Okmulgee, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2003 at Rebold Manor. She was born March 20, 1907 in Warner, Oklahoma to Joseph and Marie (Campbell) Livesay. She was raised in Tulsa and originally moved to Okmulgee in 1927. In Okmulgee she was a telephone operator. She married M.S. Whitford. In 1932 she left Okmulgee to move to Arkansas and later assisted her husband as a photographer. Mrs. Whitford returned to Okmulgee in 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Judy, Nita, and Opal, brothers, Tom and Joe, and one grandchild.
Survivors include her sons, Jack Whitford of Okmulgee and Bill Whitford and wife Lucy of Visalia, California, two grandchildren and a brother, Jim Livesay of Santa Maria, California.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in the early summer. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.