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Corinne (Moore) Rabon

Born: 4/25/1904

Died: 5/22/2000

Maiden Name: Moore

Honorific: n/a

Corinne (Moore) Rabon, 96, of Kinta, Okalhoma passed away Monday, May 22, 2000 in Kinta. She was born April 25, 1904 in Kinta, Indian Territory.

Her mother, Lena McCurtain, was born in Sana Bois, Indian Territory on August 9, 1881 and her father, Herbert McClain Moore, was born in Skullyville, Indian Territory on July 2, 1878. She is the granddaughter of Green McCurtain, who became principal chief of the Choctaw Nation in October, 1896, serving two terms until 1900, and again held that same office from 1902 to 1910.

She attended college at Lindenwood, a girl’s school in St. Charles, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in English and French. While at OU she played the violin in the orchestra. She taught school for many years, first at Porter and then in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Having a deep love of teaching, she then went on to teach English at Kinta High School and then at Quinton.

She was married to Otway Rabon on August 25, 1929 in McAlester, Oklahoma. Besides teaching, Mrs. Rabon held the role of being a minister’s wife and held that title with great honor. She was very musical, playing a number of different instruments. She enjoyed painting, growing flowers, knitting, cooking and collecting antiques. She was a very virtuous woman and her family always came first with her.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Nancy Rabon Lewis of Pryor, Oklahoma and Carol Rabon and Ray Shelton of Barnsdall, Oklahoma; sons, James and Laurel Sloan of Prior and Phillip and Patsy Janeway Rabon of Lawton, Oklahoma; one sister, Betty Patricia Ward of Muskogee, Oklahoma; eight grandchidren and 12 great-grandchildren.