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Adlene Fuston

January 01, 2023 - 00:00
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Adlene Berniece Fuston was born April 26, 1937, in Dover to Ester Johnson and James Herd.

She entered eternal rest on Dec. 22, 2022, in Dover, at the age of 85.

Adlene was preceded in death by her husband Ossie Fuston Sr., her parents, grandmother, one niece and two brothers.

This beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, auntie and friend is survived by daughter Matilda and husband Frank Caldwell of Dover; son Rev. Larry Fuston of Dover; son Ossie Fuston Jr. of Dover; daughter Loretta Franklin of Irving, Texas; son Ronnie Fuston of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; daughter Sonya Stevenson of Stillwater; daughter Alfreda Fuston of Edmond; daughter Octavia and husband Roger Franklin of Grand Prairie, Texas; daughter Felicia Johnson of Midwest City; godson Rev. Dexter Johnson and wife Carlene of Midwest City; daughter Barbara Fuston-King of Santa Maria, Calif.; daughter Shirley Fuston of Oklahoma City; daughter Linda Fuston of Guthrie; daughter Tammy Fuston of Dover; daughter Vonda Fuston of Houston, Texas.

She is also survived by sister Dr. Pauline Harris of Tulsa; sister Shirley Roberson of Kansas City, Kan.; sister Carol Williams and husband Rudolph of Kingfisher; brother OB Winn and wife Veda of Midland, Texas; sister Gwen Caldwell and husband Irving of Enid; sister Sandra Shoals of Enid; sister-in-law Lovenia and husband Elder Edwin House of Crescent; sister-in law Deborah Fuston of Enid; 27 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Adlene grew up in Dover and attended Booker T. Washington School.

Adlene and Ossie married April 4, 1952.

To this union were born eight children: Matilda, Larry, Ossie Jr., Loretta, Ronnie, Sonya, Alfreda and Octavia.

Ossie and Adlene were blessed with the addition of Felicia at three weeks old. They later took in godson Dexter.

Later in life, Adlene obtained her high school diploma and her real estate license.

Adlene and Ossie were the founder and co-founders of Fuston’s BBQ.

Adlene was in direct sales for Stanley Home Products for 20-plus years.

She retired from Pioneer Telephone Cooperative in network surveillance.

During her life tenure, she was the mother of Wannamaker Baptist Church, Sunday School teacher, a substitute teacher for over 10 years for Dover and Crescent public schools.

She was active as an Eastern Star until the chapter closed.

Services for Adlene were 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Kingfisher Church of the Nazarene.