Funeral service for Pinkie Mae Pamplin will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pinkie Mae Pamplin, age 96, Lawton, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 22, 1920 in Coleman, Oklahoma to Jim and Rosie Ann Karr. She grew up in Coleman and attended school at Boggy Depot. Pinkie worked on the family farm and also as a caregiver before moving to Lawton where she worked at the Fort Sill commissary. While working at Fort Sill she met Howard E. Pamplin and the couple was married on August 9, 1947 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He preceded her in death on September 20, 2004. Following her marriage Pinkie was a homemaker and helped her husband in his business.
She was a member of the First Church of God and the Choctaw Nation. She liked to garden but she really enjoyed sharing the excess of her garden and cooking for crowds.
She is survived by two daughters, Marion Smith, Abilene, Texas and Patricia Pamplin Arnett, Lawton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Howard E. "Shep" Pamplin, Jr., Duncan, Tommy and Jan Pamplin, Chickasha, and Billy and Karen Pamplin, Pumpkin Center; 14 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren; her sister, Dathney Greeno, Kansas City, Missouri; and her brother, Wesley "Sonny" Karr, Durant.
Several brothers and sisters and her son-in-law, Roger Smith, preceded her in death.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com.
Published on September 12, 2017