- Ada, Oklahoma


September 10, 2013

“Reta” Diane Thurman

Ada —

Services for “Reta” Diane Thurman, 46, of Ada, are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at the Criswell Chapel; the Rev. Darren Preston officiating.  Burial will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Francis.

Mrs. Thurman died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at her home.

Ms. Thurman was born June 15, 1967, in Ada to Albin Eugene and Sandra Lee Fowler Parker.  She graduated from Ada high School and attended East Central University.  She was of the Baptist faith and had worked as a social worker with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.  She enjoyed traveling and being with her grandson.

Survivors include her Best Companion, Keith Brown of the home;  grandson, Michael Thurman of the home; son, Matt Thurman, Stillwater; brothers, Michael Parker, Ada; Jimmy Parker and wife Vicky, Ada; Billy Gene Bishop, Holdenville; uncles, Teddy Fowler, Francis; James Fowler and wife Cheryl, Francis; aunts, Terry Fowler, Francis; Karla Sue Walker, Garland, Texas, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Tina Ruth Parker.

Bearers will be Jeff Gray, Austin Brown, Braden Shelton, Jimmy Parker, Bobby Stone and Keith Brown.

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