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December 18, 2013

Thelma 'Jean' Sowards

Ada —

Services for Thelma Emogene “Jean” Sowards, 91, of Ada are 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church. Dr. Rusty Fuller and the Rev. David Gray will officiate.  Interment will follow at Allen Cemetery.

Mrs. Sowards died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at a local nursing home.  She was born June 30, 1922, near Allen at Red Oak, Okla., to Wade H. Phillips and Maud E. Harrison Phillips. She attended grade school at Red Oak and high school at Francis.

She married C.B. Sowards Dec. 25, 1940,  at Steedman. He preceded her in death. 

She joined Trinity Baptist Church in October 1955.  She taught Sunday School for 40 years.  She served on many committees such as finance, personal and nomination.  

She worked as a sales person at Gluckmans for several years and S&Q Clothing.  She also worked at Southwestern Bell Phone Company.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Boyles and husband, Johnny, of Allen; one son, Phillip Sowards and wif,e Thelma, of Tulsa; one granddaughter, Michelle Sowards of Dallas, Texas; two great-grandsons, Nicholas Boyles of Allen and Jaxson Shepherd of Dallas, Texas; one niece, Gwenda Ausmus of Duncan; a special friend, Bill Turner of Ada; as well as many other friends and relatives.

Mrs. Sowards was preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Sowards; a granddaughter, Andrea Sowards; as well as her parents and five brothers, Henry, Donald, Pete, Joe and Herman.

Pallbearers will be Pete Presley, Don Sayre, Ken Roberts, Edward Alred, Jim Christenberry, and David Parker.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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