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Peggy Eileen Hawkins Patton
Peggy Eileen Hawkins Patton was born April 5, 1944, the daughter of Bill and Helen (Thompson) Hawkins, in Ardmore and slipped into the bounds of glory on Monday, April 25, 2016 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

The Hawkins family moved to Pond Creek where Peggy spent her childhood, graduating there with the class of 1962. She attended Northwestern Oklahoma State and Oklahoma State Universities. Following college, she worked in Wichita then moved to Cherokee where she met and married her lifetime love, John Patton. They were married January 24, 1970, making Cherokee their home for a happy 46 years until her death. They were blessed with two daughters, Kadie and Michelle. They were members of the First Christian Church of Cherokee.

Peggy worked several years at the Alfalfa County Courthouse and retired from the Alfalfa County Assessorís Office. She was an avid supporter of Cherokee and a volunteer at Cherokee Schools. She was a huge supporter of Cherokee sports and rarely missed a track meet or ball game of both her daughters and then grandchildren as long as her health allowed. Her hobbies included reading, crocheting and needlework. She was known for giving many handmade baby blankets and sharing her work. Peggy was full of life and laughter with a huge generous heart, always helping out her friends. Most of all, she was the" best Mema ever" to her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, John of Cherokee; daughters, Kadie Lancaster and husband, Darrin of Cherokee and Michelle and husband, J Paul Williams of Burbank; four grandchildren, Matt and Beth Lancaster and Bodey and TJ Williams; her brother, Bill Hawkins and wife, Kathy of Bentonville, Arkansas and many, many friends.

The celebration of Peggy's life will be Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 at the First Christian Church in Cherokee with Rev. Tom Stanley and Rev. Tom Cooksey officiating. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc of Cherokee. Burial will follow at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Viewing will be Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials can be made to the Comfort Care Unit of OU Medical Center or St. Jude's Children's Hospital through the funeral home.

Expressions from friends and relatives

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May this tribute bring comforting words and pleasant memories during this difficult time. It has been an honor serving your family.
Lanman Funeral Home Staff

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Dear John and Family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I remember the times we spent at the ranch and sometimes in  your home.
Peggy is a person I won't forget.
Much love to all.
I'm sorry that we won't get to come to the funeral.
Johnnie has a 92 year old man that he helps at the woodworking lab on Thursdays and my UMW ladies are working at the food pantry in Guymon on Thursdays.
Blessings,
Moylene

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:Please accept my condolences for the passing of your dear loved one. When someone we love dies, the heartache and grief can be great. I hope that you can be comforted knowing that God cares for you and sees your pain. (1 Peter 5:7) "He is close to the brokenhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) May you find comfort and relief during this grievous time, as you cherish the precious memories of Peggy.
J. Miles

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