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Marie Donathan, a long time resident of Henryetta passed away Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 in Henryetta at the age of 89. She was born September 15th, 1929 in Henryetta to Truman Thomas "T.T." Dickey and Mary (Carder) Dickey. She married Gene Donathan April 14, 1945 in Henryetta and to this union five children were born, Barbara, Donna, Jerry, Joyce, & Mike. She was the manager of the local Braum's store for twelve years.
She was a wonderful wife, loving mother & grandmother to her family. Marie was also "mother & grandmother" to many others who just needed someone and she was always willing to fill in.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Henryetta and the Wilson Thimble Club. She will always be remembered for her smile and those special hugs.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Gene Donathan, her parents, T.T. & Mary Dickey, granddaughter, Shelley Davis, granddaughter, Cristi Yates, grandson, Avery Moore, four brothers, Wayne Dickey, Earl Dickey, Merle Dickey, & Jack Dickey, also by a son-in-law, Jimmy Davis.
She is survived by five children: Barbara Davis of Henryetta;
Donna Wheeler & husband Jim of Pleasant Valley;
Jerry Clayton & husband Larry of Pleasant Valley;
Joyce Kerchee & husband Jeff of Edmond;
Mike Donathan & wife Judy of Henryetta;
14 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren & 3 great-great grandchildren;
1 brother, Carl Don Dickey & wife Donna of Eufaula;
3 sisters, Louise Peters of Moore;
Bernice Donathan of Henryetta;
Wanda Dodge & husband Carlton of Dewar;
A very special niece & sidekick, Elaine Dickey of Dewar;
Also by a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
Viewing for Marie will be on Tuesday from 1:00 - 8:00 pm, with family present to greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Viewing will also be on Wednesday from 8:00 am until noon.
Pallbearers will be, Eric Yates, Dean Wright, Brandon Wright, Raymond John Moore, Mitch Yates, & Austen Macaluso. Honorary pallbearers will be, Kody Wright, Dillon Wright, Jaxen Wright, Donathan Bianchi, Aden Macaluso, Keith Green, & Steve Dickey.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Dewar First Baptist Church with Rev. Ryan Wells, Rev. Jack Vance & Rev. Brett Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery with Rev. Phil Tally officiating. Services are under direction and care of Integrity Funeral Service.