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Nola Wann Mcguinn

August 21, 1925 — January 27, 2021

Nola Wann Mcguinn

Nola Wann Vandagriff McGuinn was born on August 21, 1925, in Billings, Oklahoma, to Homer and Ruth (Wann) Vandagriff. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 27, 2021 in Oklahoma City at the age of 95. Nola grew up in Three Sands, OK, an oil boomtown in southern Kay County, where her father worked. She attended IXL School there until it closed, transferring to Tonkawa High School where she was Homecoming Queen her senior year. After graduating in 1943, she worked for the Wichita Eagle Beacon newspaper. On December 3, 1948, Nola married Homer A. McGuinn in Oklahoma City embarking on a career in the banking industry, starting at First National Bank before taking a position with Liberty National Bank until retirement. Although Nola and Homer never had children, they were dearly loved by all their nieces and nephews, who always enjoyed visiting at their house and looking for the elusive cats. Nola loved all kitties and never met one she didn't like. She and Homer enjoyed entertaining guests and were both accomplished organists, loving to play for an audience. Nola was also an expert seamstress, sewing beautiful garments for herself and at least one grateful niece. She had an amazing green thumb and spent many hours working in her legendary rose garden which she recreated after moving to The Village in 2000. When Homer passed away in 1981, Nola was devastated, but with the support of her good friends and family, she continued working and keeping busy with her creative hobbies. Nola is survived by her sister-in-law, Grace Vandagriff; brother Phillip Vandagriff and wife Anne, Kingwood, TX; nephew, Mark Vandagriff, Oklahoma City; niece, Carol Elkouri and husband Paul, Edmond; niece, Julie Gray, Corpus Christi, TX; niece, Carey Crosby and husband John, Cleveland, TX; and several much-loved great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Homer; and brother Clifford T. Vandagriff. The family would like to thank the staff at Quail Creek Assisted Living and Traditions Hospice for taking such good care of their aunt. They also express sincere gratitude to all of Aunt Nola's wonderful friends who have been like family to her. She loved all of you dearly. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Smith & Kernke N. May Chapel. Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to the Alzheimer's Association.
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