Stillwater News Press

September 10, 2013

Georgia Lorayne Kroutil

Stillwater NewsPress

— Georgia Lorayne Kroutil, of Sugar Land, Texas, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the age of 92.  She was a resident of the Colonial Oaks Assisted Living Center at the time of her death.

She was born on April 22, 1921, in Stillwater to Charles and Lena Atwood.  She grew up in Stillwater, graduated from Stillwater High School and attended Oklahoma State University.

In November 1943, she married Emil J. Kroutil of Glencoe.

After World War II, she and Emil resided in Republican City, Neb., Kanopolis, Kan., and Melvern, Kan., while he worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Upon his retirement, she and Emil lived in the Bella Vista, Ark. retirement community for 30 years, where she was active in the First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista

Lorayne enjoyed music. While in Stillwater, she played violin in the high school orchestra and was an accomplished vocalist.  She loved to sing, and was active in the Methodist Church choir for most of her life.  

Lorayne is survived by her daughter, Karen Pullmann, and her husband, Ray, of Sugar Land, Texas; two grandsons, Matthew Pullmann, and his wife, Charissa of Oklahoma City, and Michael Pullmann, of New York,  N.Y.; and a great-grandson, Logan Pullmann, of Oklahoma City.

Mrs. Kroutil was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; her infant son, Kent Alan Kroutil; and her sisters, Fern Towle Rickert, Leta Anderson and Viola Stewart.

A graveside service and burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Stillwater at 10 a.m. Friday. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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