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Evelyn A Burton, 96, of Marlow, Oklahoma passed away on October 2, 2017 at Gregston's Nursing Home in Marlow.
Funeral services will be held at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, October 7 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, October 5th from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Evelyn Tilghman was born October 31, 1920 in Jacksboro, Texas to Fletcher and Flora Tilghman. She married James Dow Woolwine on March 11, 1937 - having two sons together, Darrell Wayne Woolwine and Bobby Gail Woolwine. James and Evelyn later divorced, and on February 17, 1959 Evelyn married Hurland Burton. She worked for JC Penny, Anthony's, Ridley Packing Company, and Cable Meat Center. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, going to craft shows, having garage sales, and country western dancing.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Elwayne Tilghman and his wife Effie; her sister Verdean Blake and her husbands Ralph Fuller and Deb Blake; and Evelyn's two sons, Darrell Woolwine and Bobby Woolwine.  Evelyn was also preceded in death by her husband, Hurland, on August 22, 2017.
She is survived by two granddaughters: Deborah and her husband Mitch Speck of Sandy, Oregon, and Diana Woolwine of Hawaii. Two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Katie Speck; niece Samara and Kenneth Smart; nephews Elbert and Lara Tilghman, Fletcher and Bettie Tilghman, Steve and LaRonda Tilghman; sister-in-law Marie Burton of Duncan; brothers-in-law Randall and Nancy Burton of Marlow and Vernon and Joetta Burton of Palestine, Texas.
The family wishes to express their greatest appreciation to Tona Alexander and her caregivers at Gregston's Nursing Home and the neighbors on Kirkpatrick Street. Condolences may be sent online at : www.granthamfuneralhomes.com
Published on October 4, 2017
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