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Loree Giles
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Obituary for Loree Giles

Loree Giles, 97-year-old long time area resident passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the OSU Medical Center in Tulsa. She was born on January 15, 1921 in Arnett, Oklahoma to James A. and Virginia I. (Shelton) Farris. Loree graduated from Arnett High School, then moved to Vinita. She married John David Giles on December 24, 1941 in Miami, he preceded her in death. Loree worked for Vinita Flag and Apron for over 25 years, before retiring. She was an active member of the Kelso Faith Baptist Church. Loree enjoyed growing her garden, embroidering, being with her grandkids, living on the farm and her church family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, and five sisters.
The family includes: her daughters, Charlotte Minson and husband Duncan, Jane Hale and husband Jesse all of Vinita; a special nephew, Kenneth Branstetter of Vinita; three grandchildren, David Minson and wife Kelli, Dee Ann Postier and husband Clarence, Julie Culley and husband Todd; great-grandchildren, Hanna and Trenton Minson, Clinton and Clayton Postier, Tori, Corben and Ty Culley; numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home in Vinita.
The celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 10:00 AM in the Burckhalter-Highsmith Chapel, with Pastor Bill Busch officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Vinita. Friends may give to the Kelso Faith Baptist Church, PO Box 233, Vinita, OK 74301. Arrangements are under the direction of the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home of Vinita.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel

201 N. Wilson Street
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

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10:00 AM
Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home Chapel

201 N. Wilson Street
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

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Fairview Cemetery

Eastern State Road and N 2nd Street
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301


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