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Olga Jane "Janie" Beale, 89, of McAlester, died Sunday, January 21, 2018, in McAlester.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery officiated by the Rev. Bill Shields.
Janie was born to Warren Jackson and Olga (Scherman) Beale on December 4, 1928, in McAlester. She grew up in McAlester and graduated from McAlester High School. She graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a masters degree in education. She also attended the University of Oklahoma.
Janie worked as a teacher, principal and administrator for McAlester schools. She retired in the late 1980s as the assistant superintendent.
Janie started and operated a bottled water company in her retirement years. She was an accomplished pianist and organist.
Janie is survived by her sister, Jackie Dusenberry, of Indiana; nieces, Janell Clements, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Becky Clevenger, of Indiana, and a nephew, Jerry Dusenberry, of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Shirley Dobbs.
Published on January 24, 2018
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