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A Mass of Christian Burial for Rachel Alice Highfill, 83, is 9 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Aaron Foshee and the Rev. Kelly Edwards officiating.
Burial is in Cherokee Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary is 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Rachel was born April 1, 1934 in Okeene, to Theodore B. Stottmann Sr. and Lucy E. Noel Stottmann, and died July 9, 2017, in Enid.
She attended grade school in Curtis, and graduated from Mooreland High School.
On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Richard B. Highfill at Quinlan Catholic Church. They made their home four miles southeast of Cherokee, where they farmed and she was a homemaker for twenty years.
They had five sons and a daughter. Rachel worked in several restaurants in Cherokee and the Carmen Home. In 1986, she moved to Enid and worked at Cattleman's Café.
She later worked at Highland Park Manor, Marilyn K's Restaurant, where she retired in 2004.
Rachel was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Auxillary.
Surviving are children, Charles Highfill and Lillian Highfill, both of Enid, John Highfill and wife Denise of Selma, N.C., and George Highfill and wife Debbie of Cherokee; grandchildren, Christopher Highfill, Stephanie Miller and husband, Tim, Hether Barsulai and husband, Nicholas, Ashly Smith, and Hally Highfill; two brothers, George Stottmann of Ringwood, and John Stottmann of Ralston; nieces and nephews.
Rachel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard B. Highfill; two sons, Richard E. and David Highfill; sisters, Lucy Pitcherello and Catherine Glover; brother, Ted Stottmann.
Memorials may be made to Our Daily Bread. Guestbook available online at www.AndersonBurris.com.
Published on July 10, 2017
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