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Lorene White Mikles

April 25, 1934 November 6, 2019
Lorene White Mikles
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Lorene White Mikles was born, in Clinton, OK, on April 25, 1934 to Emmitt and Cleo White. After a courageous and hard-fought battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, she entered her eternal home and joined her loving husband, Tom, on November 6, 2019.
Lorene graduated from Merritt High School in 1952 and then moved to Tulsa, along with her twin sister, Corene, to attend Tulsa Business College. She then moved to California and was the personal secretary to Bob Pierce, at World Vision.
Lorene married the love of her life, Tom Mikles, on April 16, 1960 in La Crescenta, CA. They enjoyed 58 fabulous years together until Tom passed away on February 25, 2019. This union brought them 3 rambunctious boys, Tom, Tim and Ted, whom she loved more than life itself. The family made their home in the Merritt Community where she was a huge supporter of her children’s FFA projects and sports activities. Lorene was a very dedicated farm wife and took many meals to the fields for Tom and the boys. She was also very active in her church and spent numerous hours volunteering over the years.
One of her greatest honors in life was receiving a personal invitation, to the White House, by President Jimmy Carter, in 1980.
Lorene, or Missy, as she was affectionally known by her grandchildren, came to life anytime she was around her grandchildren or great-grandchildren. She was so proud of each of them and never hesitated to share all about them with others. She loved hearing all about their adventures in life and keeping up with all of their exciting new happenings.
Lorene wanted to be remembered as a Godly wife and mother, who loved the Lord, her husband and her family
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Prairie View Church in Elk City, Oklahoma. Rev. Charley Henthorn will officiate. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma.
Cherishing her memory is her sons, Tom Mikles and wife Robin, of Shawnee, OK, Tim Mikles and wife Paula, of Oklahoma City, OK and Ted Mikles and wife Leslie, of Elk City, OK. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tori Pfeiffer and husband Levi, of Edmond, OK, Jared Mikles and wife Samantha, of Broken Arrow, OK, Jacy Mikles of Denver, CO, Kallie Mikles of Oklahoma City, OK, Trent Mikles and wife Kelsie, of Cordell, OK, Katie Mikles of Denver, CO, Tanner Mikles of Oklahoma City, OK, Luke Mikles of Oklahoma City, Melanie Mikles of Edmond, OK and Taryn Mikles of Weatherford, OK and great-grandchildren Jaden Mikles, Kingston Pfeiffer and Cortland Mikles.
She is also survived by her identical twin sister Corene Purtee and husband Duane of Porter Ranch, CA, brother, James Merle White and wife Barbara, of Elk City, OK, sister, Loretta Plumb and husband Walt, of San Marcos, CA and brother Woodrow and wife Vi, of Alpharetta, GA. She is also survived by her sister Corene’s daughter, Susan, whom she loved as her own, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Tom A. Mikles, her parents Emmitt and Cleo White and her brother, Earl White.
The family would like to thank Gloria Shambaugh, Judy Paetzold and Sylvia Balderas for loving our Missy, as their own and taking such tender care of her, and Life Spring Hospice for their care and guidance as we faced these very difficult days.
Memorials can be made to Prairie View Baptist Church in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma 73648.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at www.martin-duggerfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Nov

11:00 AM 11/7/2019 11:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 11/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Martin-Dugger Funeral Home

600 W. Country Club Blvd.
Elk City, OK 73644

Martin-Dugger Funeral Home
600 W. Country Club Blvd. Elk City 73644 OK
United States

Visitation

Friday

8

Nov

8:00 AM 11/8/2019 8:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 11/8/2019 8:00:00 PM
Martin-Dugger Funeral Home

600 W. Country Club Blvd.
Elk City, OK 73644

Martin-Dugger Funeral Home
600 W. Country Club Blvd. Elk City 73644 OK
United States

Family Will Receive Friends

Friday

8

Nov

5:00 PM 11/8/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
Martin-Dugger Funeral Home

600 W. Country Club Blvd
Elk City, Oklahoma 73644

Martin-Dugger Funeral Home
600 W. Country Club Blvd Elk City 73644 Oklahoma
United States

Funeral service

Saturday

9

Nov

2:00 PM 11/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
Prairie View Baptist

I-40 & S Hwy 34
Elk City, OK 73644

Prairie View Baptist
I-40 & S Hwy 34 Elk City 73644 OK
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairlawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

1607 North Washington
Elk City, OK 73644

1607 North Washington Elk City 73644 OK
United States

Memorial Contribution

Prairie View Baptist Church

I-40 and South Highway 34
Elk City, OK 73644
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