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Funeral service for G. Jeanette Atha, 59, Clinton resident is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in the First United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Rick Robart.
Burial follows in the Clinton Cemetery, under the direction of the Kisesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Gina Jeanette Atha was born Jan. 19, 1958, in Alva, to J.W. Small and Ruth Ann (Vore) Small and passed away early Sunday morning, Sept. 3, 2017, in her Clinton home.
Jeanette, as her family and friends called her, was raised in Dacoma, where she started going to school. Later, Dacoma and Carmen consolidated and she graduated from Carmen and Dacoma High School in 1976.
She continued her education at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa and transferred to Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where she graduated with a recreational leadership degree.
She married Fred Atha August 16, 1980, in Dacoma. They moved to Pond Creek where she was employed with health department. They transferred to western Oklahoma where she worked for the health department until 1991. She obtained a position with the Oklahoma Department of Education and retired from there in 2014.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was very active in the church choir. She was a member of P.E.O. and a past member of the Ambucs Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Fred, of the home, daughter, Jenisa Atha, Oklahoma City; son Jared Atha and his wife Alison, Canute; two sisters, Jennie Small, Woodward, and Lisa Boler and her husband, Mark, Enid; brother, Preston Small, Dacoma.
She is also survived by two grandchildren, Katherine Atha and James Atha, both of Canute, and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and other family members,
The family has suggested those wanting to give a memorial contributing may do so to Metavivor online.
Published on September 5, 2017
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