Mary Magdalene's Story
The funeral for Mary Magdalene (Norman) Feightner of Enid, is 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Central Christian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Jarrett Banks and the Rev. Shannon Speidel officiating.
Burial follows in Memorial Park Cemetery, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Visitation with the family is 6:30-7:30 Friday evening, April 14, 2017, at the funeral home.
She was born Sept. 9, 1935, to Vica Buren "Choc" and Mae Elizabeth (Whitehead) Norman in Foster, and passed away April 11, 2017.
Mary graduated from Pauls Valley High School in Pauls Valley in 1953. She married Ray Dean Feightner Sr. Sept. 16, 1955, in Pauls Valley.
She worked for the Beneficial Finance Company for eleven years in Florida, Texas, South Carolina and Oklahoma. She worked for several banks in Enid before she retired in 1997.
She was also a substitute for the Enid Public School System. She was on the board of directors and served as secretary and chapter vice president of membership to the Enid Chapter #214 Air Force Association and the Oklahoma AFA Vice President of membership for the AFA Board of Directors.
She served as the secretary/treasurer for the Northwest Oklahoma Bankers Association. She served on Executive, Educational, Enlisted Appreciation and Military Affairs Committees for the Chamber of Commerce.
She is a past director and secretary for the Autry Tech Foundation; president of Cherokee Strip Association of Bank Women; member of Ruth Chapter of Eastern Star; Leadership Greater Enid Class IV; American Business Women Association; United Way; American Cancer Society; YWCA; March of Dimes; and YMCA.
She received awards from The Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce as ambassador of the year (1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 2012).
March of Dimes Woman of the Year in Community Service in 1998; March of Dimes Salute to Women of Achievement award in business in 1991; Bank of Oklahoma Branch Manager award; coordinator for class sponsors for new pilot classes arriving at Vance Air Force Base from 1979-2013; Air Force Association Community Person of the year 2001; AFA Exceptional Service award in 2002, 03, 04, 05, 06 and 10.
The AFA Storz Memorial Membership award for the United States in 2004, AFA Presidential Citation in 2007 and Vance AFB Partner in the Sky in 2010.
Surviving are her two sons Ray Dean Feightner Jr. and Mark Edward Feightner. Ray is married to Kim and they have two children Zachary Lynn and Kylie Nichole.
Mark is married to Diane Elizabeth and they have three children, Mason Riley, Morgan Elizabeth and Madison Rae all of Enid.
Three sisters Sammy Franklin of Norman, Clara Green of Seattle, Dana Pearce and husband Dr. Burnard Pearce of Edmond.
Two brothers, Benjamin B. Norman and his wife Annie of Moore, and James Norman of Las Cruces, N.M. along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, V.B (Choc) & Mae Elizabeth Norman, a grandson Shawn Michael Feightner, a brother, Keith Norman, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Air Warrior Courage Foundation.
The guestbook is available at www.AndersonBurris.com.
Published on April 12, 2017