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Jeannette Marie Carson Runnels Mitchell

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Jeanette “Jeanie” Marie Carson Runnels Mitchell, resident of Bartlesville, died Saturday, January 29, 2011, at her home. She was 79. Jeanie was born May 18, 1931, to Edith Parks and Jewel Carson at Pawnee Indian Hospital. She grew up in the Copan, Dewey and Bartlesville areas and was raised by her three aunts. At the age of five she attended Pawnee Indian School until her graduation. She later attended the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.

Jeanette worked as a linotype operator at Kansas University. She later married to Tony Mitchell and moved to Hanna, where she was a dormitory aide at Eufaula Boarding School.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by three sisters, Ruthe Blalock Jones, Yvonne Kaulaity and Rosemary Wilson; three children, Cecilia Runnels, Jack Runnels and Reyna Runnels; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Albert Waters; her brothers, Anson Joe and Tudge “George” Blalock; her sisters, Darlene Carson, Elizabeth Brave and Cecilia Brave; and one aunt.

A traditional Otoe-Delaware funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Delaware Tribal Center. Mr. Chink White Cloud will preside over the services. Burial will follow in Delaware Indian Cemetery. A wake will be held until the service at the Delaware Tribal Center. Arrangements are under the direction of the Arnold Moore Funeral Home.

ยป Originally published in the Ponca City News.

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February 3rd, 2011 at 11:33 am

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