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Ramona Elizabeth Quinn, 87, of McAlester, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at her residence.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Bishop Chapel of Memories led by the Rev. Leonard Higgins. The family will greet friends following.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 30, at St. John the Evangelist Church celebrated by the Rev. Leonard Higgins. The eulogy will be provided by the Rev. Jessie Hernandez Jr. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery in McAlester.
Pallbearers will be Danny Graves, Sean Graves, Hayden Howard, Jeff Contreras, Greg Contreras and Michael Contreras.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary McMullen, Erik Wiggins, Ed Ebersol, Joe Contreras, Dr. Chad Crawley, Shawn Howard and Mickey Utley.
Ramona was born to Jose and Antonia (Rodriguez) Hernandez on July 14, 1929, in McAlester. She graduated from McAlester High School.
Ramona married Maxwell Quinn and they were together for over 30 years. She had worked at St. Mary's Hospital, Seam-Prufe and owned and operated the Corral Club.
She worked in several departments at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant before retiring, including munition handler and forklift driver.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church.
She was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and had served as president, junior and senior vice president, chairman of the youth activities, junior girls chairman and Gold Star Mother chairman and legislative chairman. Ramona volunteered at the Talihina Veterans Administration Hospital working, in the concessions and also served as chaplain. She volunteered for the Senior Citizens nutritional program in McAlester. She was a member of a bowling league and enjoyed watching horse racing.
Ramona is survived by, her daughter, Diana Branam and husband, Gerald, of McAlester; grandchildren, Antonia "Toni" Utley and husband, Mickey, of Brownsville, Tennessee, Shonda Crumbley-Eads, of Tulsa, Christie Crawley and husband, Dr. Chad Crawley, of Tulsa, and Dr. Misty Branam and husband, T. Shawn Howard, of McAlester; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Rudolph Hernandez and wife, Paula, of McAlester; sister, Mary Jo Doyle and husband, Bob, of Oklahoma City; her children's father, Maxwell Quinn, of McAlester, and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Antonia Hernandez; daughters, Antonia Quinn and Sonya Quinn, and nine brothers and sisters.
Published on June 27, 2017
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