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Connie Mitchener

July 19, 1932 — June 14, 2022

Connie Mitchener

Constance Jane Mitchener passed away on June 14th, 2022, surrounded by her family after a short and brave battle with cancer. Connie was born on July 19th, 1932 to Herb and Hazel Fuhrman in Kansas City, Missouri. She lived there until the age of four when her family moved to Oklahoma City. Connie met her future husband, John "Tad" Mitchener, while they were students at Oklahoma State. They transferred to the University of Tulsa and continued dating before Tad joined the Air Force. Connie remained in Oklahoma working for the phone company while Tad was away in the Air Force before they decided to get married. Connie and Tad were married on December 28, 1953 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City followed by a reception at Twin Hills Country Club. After a honeymoon stopover in New Orleans, they then drove to start their life together in Biloxi, MS where Tad was stationed. Their first son, Steve, was born in Mississippi. When Steve was 13 months old, Tad finished his service in the Air Force and the family moved to Oklahoma City. Mark and Chris were born in the following years, and Connie and Tad stayed busy with their three boys. Connie went back to school to get her teaching degree when the boys were in elementary school and continued to teach kindergarten after the arrival of their daughter, Kristin. While Connie and Tad both grew up as only children, they created a large and loving family with many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Connie is survived by her husband, Tad, and their four children: Steve Mitchener and his wife Sarah and their daughters, Megan White and Chrisha McGann, husband Ryan, and grandchildren, Lucas White and Payden, Colin and Lindley McGann; Mark and his wife DeAnn and their children Christopher Mitchener, Katie Wunsch, husband Jared, Alex Dinges and husband Derek and grandchildren Charlotte, Emma and George Wunsch; Chris Mitchener and his wife Karen, their children Jarrett Mitchener, Jeremiah White, Jessie Walters, husband Jarvis, and grandchildren Jackson, Jacob and Emma Walters; Kristin Ingram and her husband Glenn and their children John Henry and Thomas Ingram. Connie is preceded in death by her parents and by her granddaughter, Corinne Dinges.Connie will be remembered for her closeness and love for her large family, her love of travel, her joy in meeting new people (especially while traveling), and her many close friendships that lasted a lifetime. She was surrounded by new and old friends until the very end.Connie's celebration of life will take place at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City on July 15, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Donations can be made in her memory to The American Cancer Society (cancer.org).
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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, July 15, 2022

Christ the King Catholic Church

1401 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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