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Evelyn Dorothy Minton

Funeral services for Evelyn Dorothy Minton, 97-year-old Weatherford resident, were held Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 10:00 AM in the Oakwood Christian Church with David Beck officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.

Evelyn Dorothy Minton was born February 27, 1922 to John and Viola Cain in Eagle City, Oklahoma and passed away on March 15, 2019 in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Evelyn attended school at Garber and Oakwood, Oklahoma and graduating from Oakwood on May 22, 1940. On May 21, 1941 in Watonga, Oklahoma she married Selby Minton who was from Fay, Oklahoma. To this union three children were born Harvey, Peggy, and Rhonda. They made their home in Fay, Oklahoma moving to Oakwood, Oklahoma in 1949 where they operated the Oakwood Garage and The Blue Bird Cafe. In 1952 Evelyn and Selby started custom harvesting in Hamlin, Texas then going on to Kansas, Wyoming, into San Luis Valley, in Colorado, and then back to Kansas for Corn Harvest. They and their children made a lot of friends from state to state. They harvested for 27 years while continuing to operate Minton Garage, farming, and ranching.

Evelyn made their home a welcome place for their children, spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved cooking for her family, relatives, and friends which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Her family was her pride and joy. She loved them dearly and was always there for them. You could say she was the “glue” of the family. She supported her husband in all of his endeavors. His choice was her choice. They were the loving couple and their family was very important to them.

Evelyn was a member of the Oakwood Christian Church where she taught Sunday School for a number of years. Our cherished memories of her will be with us forever.

Evelyn is survived by her son Harvey Minton and wife, Jean of Weatherford, Oklahoma; two daughters Peggy Hajny and husband, Gayle of Canton, Oklahoma and Rhonda Stinson of Edmond, Oklahoma; six grandchildren Kimberly Minton (Becky), Paul Minton (Sharon), Bernard Hajny (Jennifer), Rhonda Gayle Bromlow (Donnie), Melanie Stinson, and Justin Stinson; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Selby; her parents John and Viola Cain; her sisters; brothers; and one grandson Chad Hajny.  

Family request that Memorials be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Alzheimer’s Research.

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