Cora Lee Ashton, a resident of Eufuala, Oklahoma passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at the age of 92. She was born on January 30, 1928 in Headrick, Oklahoma to Golden O. Smith and Lena M. (Frair) Smith.
Cora was born in Headrick, Oklahoma but she lived most of her childhood in Dustin, Oklahoma.
She had four (4) sisters and six (6) brothers of which two sisters have survived her. Cora first
married Ray W Coonce with whom she had four (4) children. She later married Tom Ashton in
Wichita, Kansas and upon retirement returned to the town of Dustin, the town of her youth.
Cora worked in the food industry, serving as head cook for St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic School
for many years, then as lead line chef for Boeing Industries in Wichita until retirement.
Cora was very involved with youth sports; coaching girls basketball and baseball teams for many
years. She was known by her family and friends as a gentle and caring person, one of her
favorite maxims was “It’ll be alright.”
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Randy R. Coonce.
She is survived by her son, Wilbert L. Coonce,
daughter, Lois M. Pahia & husband Reggie,
Grandchildren, Ray, Shawn & Kyle,
R. Kamaki, grandson, Lehua, granddaughter,
Glenda S. Butterfield, Eric Burkeholder,
Ryan and Brianne,
as well as 15 great-grandchildren,
Sister, B. Lizziebeth Looper,
Sister, Maudine Johnson,
daughter-in-law, Terri W. Coonce,
as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Hanna Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service in Henryetta, Oklahoma.
The family would request donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in
honor of Cora’s recently deceased son, Randy Coonce.
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