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Vera Kathryn McIntyre

August 05, 2020 - 00:00
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Vera Kathryn Jones McIntyre passed away the afternoon of Aug. 2, 2020.

She was born in Covington on Jan. 15, 1924, to John Leslie Jones Sr. and Pearl (Crews) Jones.

The family quickly moved to Merrick in Lincoln County, where Kathryn spent her childhood.

She attended grade school there and was a member of the Merrick Christian Union church.

She attended high school in Tryon where she graduated in 1942.

In Tryon, she met the love of her life, Ray McIntyre, who graduated in 1940.

When Ray went to war as a member of the 45th Infantry, Kathryn worked for a time for the civil service office in Fort Worth, Texas.

She also taught for a year at Tryon High School.

Ray and Kathryn wrote each other all during the war. Ray was discharged in July 1945 and they were married Aug. 12, 1945, in the backyard of the Tryon Christian Union by Pastor H.I. Jones.

Katy and Ray attended Central State College in Edmond, both graduating in 1947. Ray then attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma while Kathryn worked to help put him through school.

After Ray graduated from medical school in 1951, they moved to Kingfisher where Ray practiced medicine.

Kathryn then took care of their three sons, Glen, Dale and Floyd, soon to be joined by a daughter, Ann.

Kathryn was active in the Cub Scouts. She served on the board of the Federated Church as well as the board of the Kingfisher Memorial Library. She was very active in

She was very active in Altura and bridge clubs, but the love of her life, next to family, was her painting.

She was known for her warmth and sparkling wit.

She attended art classes first at Central State University, then under the artist, Dick Goetz. For a time, she had an art studio downtown with Mrs. Wright and several others.

She presented paintings at art shows throughout central Oklahoma and at the Kingfisher County Fair, winning several awards.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ray McIntyre, M.D. of Kingfisher; her son, Glen of Kingfisher; her son Dale of Bartlesville and his wife Laura and their daughter, Katy.

Also, her son Floyd, who is a doctor and and lives in West Harwich, Mass.

Floyd’s wife, Carolyn, taught art for a time at Kingfisher. Floyd has two children, Joyce Santuossosso of Shrewsbury, Mass., who is also a doctor.

Joyce and her husband, Frank, have one son, Francis William.

Floyd Jr., is married to Valerie, and they have two children, Josephine and Floyd McIntyre III.

Her daughter Ann is a retired pharmacist and lives in Sonoma, Calif.

She is also survived by one brother, Paul Jones, of Lebanon, Ore., and two half-sisters, Sharon Massion of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Nita Kellerman of Avon, Ind.

The family is thankful that Kathryn is now at rest in Heaven.

A graveside service was held at Kingfisher Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service.