Virginia Mae Pappan ------------------ Virginia Mae Pappan, longtime Newkirk resident, died late Wednesday morning, May 16, 2001 in Vercor Hospital, Oklahoma City. She was 71.
The daughter of Harry E. and Goldia L. (Barton) Fox, she was born May 30, 1929 in Blackwell. She grew up and received her education in the Blackwell area.
On May 10, 1944 she married Robert Neal Brown in Blackwell. They established their home in Blackwell, and she was employed at the glass plant there. Mr. Brown was killed in action while serving over seas during WWII.
She and Charles W. Robinson were married Dec. 10, 1946 in Blackwell.
They made their home in Arkansas City, and she owned and operated her own beauty shop.
On Aug. 4, 1967 she and Fred Wade Pappan were married in Stilwell, OK. They made their home in Newkirk where she has since resided.
She was employed as kitchen supervisor for Kaw Bingo and retired in the mid-1980's. Mr. Pappan died April 4, 2000.
Pappan was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ponca City. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, fishing and sewing.
Her survivors include one son and his wife, Robert E. "Bob" and Brenda Brown of Denison, TX; one daughter and her husband, Charlotte and Bill Dodd of Kaw City; a step daughter, Rebecca Pappan; two brothers, Bob Ray of Arkansas City and Billy Ray of Sarasota, FL; three sisters, Jane Jackson of Arkansas City, Aliene Seley of Oklahoma City and Mary Joan Morton of Ponca City; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to two of her husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant son, an infant grandson, her parents and a sister.
The funeral was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ponca City with Bishop Paul G. Hagood presiding. Burial followed in Washunga Cemetery, Newkirk under the direction of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service.
Those serving as casket bearers were Bill Dodd, Brian Page, Jason Stopp, Steve McConnell, Bennie Cole and Ellis Morgan