Deborah Ann (Chase) Blount
”1957 - 2005”

    Deborah Ann (Chase) Blount

      Deborah Ann (Chase) Blount,
      age 48, passed away on Tuesday May 24, 2005 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
      Deborah was born in Jacksonville, FL on April 18, 1957 to her parents A.J. Merriman and Patricia June (Chase) Merriman. She attended school in Wyandotte, OK and later went to college at NEO A&M. She married the love of her life Gregory Blount on May 10, 1975 in Miami, OK. They lived in Branson, MO during the years of 1987 to 1993 then moved to Ketchum, OK in 1993. She was a loving wife and mother to her family and will be greatly missed.
      Deborah leaves many fond memories with her family; her husband Gregory; sons Elijah Adam and Forrest Ketchum; daughter Katricia Alice, daughter-in-law Heather (Burrow) Blount, all of the home; her parents June and A.J. Merriman of Wyandotte, OK; her sister Stephanie Knauf of Independence, MO; her brothers Mike Merriman of Neosho, MO, Gerald Merriman of Republic, MO, Kevin Merriman of Fairland, OK, Kelly Merriman of Grove, OK; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
      Deborah was active in the scouting, school and athletic programs of her children and worked in the Vinita Public Schools as a substitute teacher. In the early years of her marriage, Deborah worked in the mental health field writing and developing training programs. Deborah was a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma and a strong supporter in the traditions of her native culture.
      A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 at 2:00 PM at the Ketchum Cemetery. Speaker for the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, Ronnie White, will conduct a short traditional Native American Ceremony and Pastor Bill Beard will conclude the services. Arrangements are by the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita.
      Resource:Grove Sun 5/28/2005

        Deborah A. Blount KETCHUM, Okla. Deborah Ann (Chase) Blount, 48, a substitute teacher, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2005. Graveside memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ketchum Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita, Okla.
        Resource:Joplin Globe2005-05-27

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