Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Helen Nadine (Oakes) Petty

Born: 12/10/1921

Died: 7/27/2001

Maiden Name: Oakes

Honorific: n/a

Helen Nadine (Oakes) Petty, 79, of Hugo, Oklahoma passed away Friday, July 27, 2001 in Paris Texas. She was born December 10, 1921 in Soper, Oklahoma to Edger Omega and Annie Marie (Rives).

She lived briefly in Oklahoma City where she married her late husband, Neely Petty in 1980. Nadine’s first marriage wa to Clifford Hamby in 1940.

Both Clifford and Nadine were active in programs for Choctaw County. Youth Groups, FFA, FHA and worked with the Extension Service.

The greatest love for Nadine, Neely and Clifford was the Jackson Street Church of Christ congregation. They were faithful members and cherished the brotherhood, where service, memorials and God’s blessings abound.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Clifford Hamby in 1977; her second husband, Neely Petty in 1988; two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two stepsons, Billy Petty of Houston, Texas and Ronald Petty and wife, Betty of Durant, Oklahoma; two brothers, Tom Oakes and wife, Lucille, of Wheatland, California and Robert Oakes and wife, Connie, of Decatur, Illinois; three sisters, Wilma Hammond, Edna Montgomery Loftin and husband, Ralf, and Betty Lyles and husband, Roy, all of Hugo, Oklahoma; two step-grandsons, two step-granddaughters, two step-great-grandsons, two step-granddaughters, two step-great-grandsons and many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.