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Viola Frances (Hood) Wanzer

Viola Frances (Hood) Wanzer was born April 26, 1944 to Ralph E. and Dorothy Mae (Vowell) Hood. She passed away at her home in Longdale, OK, on Saturday December 15, 2018 at the age of 74 surrounded by the family she loved so dearly. Viola graduated from Greenfield High School in 1962.  She married Gene Wanzer on November 19, 1962 and they made their home in the Canton/Longdale area.  Viola later married Ronald “Bubby” Coulson. In her early adult years she loved to go to Geary to the dances.  Viola loved to travel and made many trips on the train to California to visit family. She worked as an elderly care giver for many years.  She lived in Greenfield while she took care of Edna, Gertie, and her mom Dorothy. Viola enjoyed garage saleing and was always bringing something home for her kids and grandkids. She loved to watch her grandsons and great-grandsons wrestle. She would sit in the gym for hours to support them.  She was quite the handiwoman, always jumping in to help where she could.  Viola will be greatly missed by her family and friends.   

Her survivors include her children: Lanet Wanzer and Tim of Longdale, Ok. Dewey Wanzer, Jr of Longdale, Ok. David Wanzer of Hennessey, Ok. Lea Ann Stanley and Mike of Canton, OK. Jodie Coulson and Jeremy of Longdale, OK, Trisha Sawyer and Brandon of Watonga, Ok. Robert Wanzer and Roblynn of Canton, Ok. and Micheal Wanzer and Misi of Longdale, Ok. thirty-one grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren and Her brother Louis Hood and Janice of Greenfield, Ok. as well as nieces and nephews.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Dorothy Hood. Her brothers Donnie, Doyle and Earnest Hood. Her son Jesse Richards and Granddaughter Kayla Sheel.

Services were held at Greenfield Baptist Church, Friday, December 21st 2018 with Rev. Dwight Shepherd officiating. Burial was at Geary Cemetery, Geary, OK under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma, condolences may be sent to the family at turnerfuneralhome@gmail.com, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).

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