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Margaret Lou (Noble) Olinger, 76, of McAlester, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in McAlester, surrounded by loved ones.
The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 20, at Bishop Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at First Presbyterian Church officiated by the Rev. D. Scott Vandenheuvel. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul Crowl, Chuck Crowl, Bobby Howe, Nick Arnold, Steve Miller and Michael Miller.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kenneth Miller, Bill Ervin, Jack Southard and Paul Cole.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church Choir and Audio/Video fund, Boy Scouts Troop 2, or the McAlester Boys & Girls Club.
Margaret was born on Dec. 17, 1940, to James W. and Maggie (Dupuich) Noble, in McAlester. She grew up in Krebs and graduated from McAlester High School.
Margaret married Paul T. "Oley" Olinger III on Feb. 25, 1961. She worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell for 19 years.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Margaret loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to cook for her family and friends. She liked to garden and work in her greenhouse.
She was a sports fan and especially liked Oklahoma University football and Thunder basketball.
She was a longtime member of the Fin and Feather Club.
Margaret is survived by a son, Paul T. Olinger IV and wife, Shana (Blessing), of Rogers, Arkansas; son-in-law, Bryan Blackwell and wife, Jannell, of Huntington Beach, California; grandchildren, Allie Hobbs and husband, Corbin, of Denver, Colorado, Mac Olinger and fiancé, Alyssa Cook, of Rogers Arkansas, Beau Blackwell, of Tulsa, and Rhett Blackwell and Alec Morales, both of Huntington Beach, California; great-grandchildren, Jameson Blackwell, of Tulsa, and Merit Hobbs, of Denver, Colorado, and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maggie Noble; husband, Paul T. "Oley" Olinger III; daughter, Mary M. Blackwell, and sister, Sabina Thompson Bernardi.
Published on September 17, 2017
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