Stillwater News Press


September 3, 2013

Rose Marie Stokes

Rose Marie Stokes, of Stratford, was born Feb. 14, 1930 in Stillwater to Wihelm and Eva Elizabeth (Weber) Rein. She passed away August 31, 2013 in Durant at the age of 83 years 6 months and 16 days. She attended school at Pleasant Valley in Stillwater. She was married to Willie Nath Stokes in Perry on May 20, 1944. During the first years of their marriage, the couple lived in Stillwater, Mentone, Calif., Norman and Fort Towson. In 1951, they moved to the Oklahoma State University Agronomy Research Station in Stratford. Their son, William, was born in 1954. Rose worked at several cafes and owned the Red Barn Café on North Hyden street in Stratford from 1960 to 1963. She was employed at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Sulphur from 1967 to 1984. After a brief move to Fort Cobb, the couple returned to Stratford upon retirement. In 2012, Rose moved to the Family Care Center of Kingston. Rose was active in the McGee Demonstration Club. During the 60s, she and her husband were active in square dancing and were members of the Arbuckle Squares Club. They also served as officers of the Oklahoma Square Dance Association. Rose was a member of the Stratford FFA Mother's Club and Stratford Band Boosters. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends.

Rose is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willie Nath Stokes; one sister, Freda Focht; and three brothers, Bill Rein, Jake Rein and Otto Rein.

Survived by son and daughter-in-law, William and Carol Stokes, Mead; grandson and wife, Nathan and Kristen Stokes, Austin, Texas; host of neices, nephews and friends

Pallbearers will be J. L. Stokes, Phil Norris, Billy Don Wood, Jeff Wood, Johnny Corgill and Mike Wood.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by John Stokes and Johnny Ray Corgill. Burial will be in McGee Cemetery in Stratford.

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