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Olive Ruth Richeson

July 31, 1932 December 22, 2011
Olive Ruth Richeson
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Olive R. Richeson, age 79 of Carlyle, Illinois, entered into rest on Thursday, December 22, 2011, at her residence in Carlyle.
She was born on July 31, 1932, in Eldorado, Oklahoma, the daughter of Charlie L. and Charlotte R. (Hankins) Fox. She completed high school in Eldorado and attended Cameron University in Lawton. Olive married James Melvin Richeson on July 27, 1951, in Eldorado, and he preceded her in death on December 11, 1988.
Survivors include a daughter " Charla Whisenand and husband David of Carlyle; four grandchildren "Leah Ashley Whisenand, Lane David Whisenand, Luke Charles Whisenand and Lori Jo Whisenand; a brother " Kenneth L. Fox and wife Beth of Robinson, Texas; two sisters-in-law " Dorothy Crozier of Eldorado and Verda Anders of Tulsa, Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews and a dear friend, Janet Richeson of Altus, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents " Charlie and Charlotte Fox; her husband, James Melvin Richeson, a brother in infancy, Donald Gene Fox, and brothers-in-law, Polk Crozier and Dennis Anders.
Olive was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carlyle. She worked in banking for 37 years, retiring in1994 as vice president and auditor at National Bank of Commerce in Altus, Oklahoma. While in Altus, Olive was a member of the First Baptist Church and was active with the Mary Sunday School Class. Olive looked forward each week to lunch with the NBC retired women, referred to as the "Golden Girls!" She also served on the school board in Altus. Olive moved to Carlyle five years ago to be near her daughter, Charla and David, and her precious grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, watching birds, and movies.

Funeral Services for Olive Richeson will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Lowell-Tims Chapel in Altus with Dr Jeff Moore officiating. The family will receive friends at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday before the service. Interment will follow at the Eldorado Cemetery, Eldorado, Oklahoma, under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

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