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Norma Crittenden

McAlester, Okla.

Norma Jean (Tucker) Crittenden, age 83, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in McAlester, Oklahoma.

Norma Jean was born April 25, 1935, in Washington Township in Adair County to Charles Leslie and Constance Elsby (Summerville) Tucker. She went to many small schools in Adair and Adams counties, plus schools in Bridgewater, Nevinville, Prescott and Orient.

She married Tommy Jay Crittenden Jan. 19, 1952, then divorced in 1972.

Norma was baptized on July 25, 1971, and a member of First Baptist Church of Creston. Also in 1971, Norma attended Southwestern Community College in Creston, completing a course in secretarial skills.

She became very active in tracing her family roots and spent a great amount of time on this adventure. She was a member of Adair County Anquestors spending an extensive amount of time traveling, visiting family members and cemeteries. Norma’s interests were gardening, genealogy, traveling, church and community volunteer.

Norma is survived by her sons, Gregory Wayne Crittenden (wife Linda) of Clearfield, Jefferey Crittenden (wife Judith) of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Leslie Evans of Shelton, Washington. Norma also had eight grandchildren, and at last count, 21 great-grandchildren.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Elsby Tucker; sister Verda (Tucker) Robison and daughter Teena Marie (Crittenden) Hair.

The family will have a celebration of life at a later date.

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