Vinita's Story

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Vinita Pittman was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma to John and Pauline (Severin) Cole on June 21, 1922. Vinita passed away on August 2, 2017 in Muskogee.
At the age of five, she moved with her family to Enid, Oklahoma where she graduated from high school in 1940. She attended Bacone College and graduated from Northeastern State University. Vinita achieved her Master's degree from NSU while teaching sophomore and junior English at Muskogee High School. She taught 16 years.
Vinita married Chester Pittman, Jr. on May 9, 1944 in Enid, Oklahoma.
Vinita was saved at the First Baptist Church in Enid and baptized there in 1943. Her church was very important to her down through the years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Muskogee.
Vinita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She instilled family values filled with love and this strong love is being passed down which is quite a compliment to Vinita. She had a wonderful marriage filled with love and support. Her love was evident as she cared for her husband through a long illness.
She enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing, and reading. One of her favorite authors was Max Lucado and her favorite devotional book was "God Calling" by A.J. Russell. She often gave this book to special friends.
Vinita was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester, on July 24, 2001; one brother, John Cole and her sister, Dorothy Brown. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Judy Pittman of Newcastle, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Ken Davis of Muskogee; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Victoria Pittman of Tulsa; grandchildren, Susan Riley (Greg) of Allen, TX, Ricky Pittman (Tanja) of Mustang, OK and Shari Bible (Mike) of Broken Arrow, OK; great-grandchildren, Luke Pittman of Fayetteville, AR and Cole Pittman of Oklahoma City, Madelyn Pittman of Mustang, OK, Jacob Bible of Broken Arrow, Emily Bible of Broken Arrow, Katherine Ramirez (David) of San Antonio, Zachary Riley (Madie) of Austin and Jennifer Riley of Allen, TX.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.
Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be made at www.foster-petering.com.
Published on August 7, 2017
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