Deone Duncan Penquite


Deone Duncan Penquite passed away peacefully Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Maple Esplanade in Harrison, Arkansas. She was born February 8, 1924, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, to Stephen Hill Duncan and Winnie Mary (Free) Duncan. She graduated from Oklahoma A&M College (OSU) in Stillwater. She taught PE in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. She married Walter Heck Penquite on March 26, 1943, in Stillwater, Okla. She and Walter lived in Ames, Iowa, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Denver, Colorado, Russellville and Springdale, Arkansas, and Shawnee and Muskogee, Oklahoma. She moved to Harrison in 2002 to be near her two sons.
Deone was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was an avid tennis player in high school and college. She played into her seventies winning many championships and trophies. She always had a smile on her face especially when she was on the winning side of the net. She enjoyed playing bridge, trailer camping, doing crafts, playing Sequence (the board game) and having fun with family and friends. She was a wonderful cook always trying out new recipes. Deone was involved with DAR in both Muskogee and Harrison. She and Walter were very active in the genealogy society in Muskogee and at the genealogy room at the Muskogee Public Library. They compiled many local Muskogee genealogy records that are still in use.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter H. Penquite; her brother, Dwyer Duncan; and her sister, Dorothy Duncan Sellers. Deone is survived by her son, Robert D. Penquite (Teri) of Harrison; her grandchildren, Angie Ellington (Bret) and great-grandson, Cooper of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Chris Penquite of Shawnee, Kansas, and Stephen Penquite (Katie) and great-granddaughter, Addison of Bonner Springs, Kansas. She is survived by her son, Don S. Penquite (Judith) of Harrison and her grandchildren, Julie Penquite-Everts (Scott) and great-grandchildren, Chalen, Raven, Camden and Scarlett of Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Matt Penquite (Stacy) and great-grandchildren, Matthew Penquite and Madison Witcher of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the caregivers, staff, and friends of Maple Esplanade for the loving care given to her over the past 6 years. We would also like to thank Legacy Hospice for their assistance and care.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
The family requests memorials be made to the Muskogee County Genealogical Society, Muskogee Public Library, 801 W. Okmulgee, Muskogee, OK 74401.
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