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Ottie Jeanne Corder

June 21, 1927 — December 16, 2022

Ottie Jeanne Corder

Ottie "Jeanne" Corder was born June, 21, 1927, near McAlester, OK to Otto Oscar and Bertie Mae Collins. She left this earthly life behind on December 16, 2022 at Iris Memory Care of Nichols Hills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her parents; and her siblings: Guy R. Colins, john ("Bud") Collins, Floye Smith, Aeleen Maxwell and Opal King. She is survived by daughter, Paula, of the home and sons: James Collins Corder, M.D. (Patricia Guithues Corder, M.D.) or St. Louis, MO and Phillip (Pearl Kathryn) of Norman, OK. Additionally, she is survived by her precious grandchildren and their spouses: Rebekah (Russell Rutledge and Melanie Marie Corder of Norman, OK; Christopher Collins Corder (Stacie) of Ladue, MO and Katherine Elizabeth (Corley) Ward of Chesterfield, MO; and her most precious great-grandchildren: Collin Corder, Liam Ward, Caroline Corder and Elizabeth Anne ("Lizzie") Ward. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees while studying at Southeastern State University in Durant and the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She was a very accomplished seamstress, tailor, upholsterer and made beautiful bedspreads of intricate crochet. Mother was a high school educator for thirty-plus years, teaching algebra, calculus, place and solid geometry at Antlers and McAlester. She instilled in her students the power of learning to enjoy and excel in the intriguing logic of mathematics. Several of her former students remember her devotion to helping them learn and successfully do well in their higher math classes later in college. She was often complimented by hearing form parents and her former students how much she was appreciated, respected and admired. Mother was a king, intelligent, lovely lady who commanded serious decorum in the classroom. She was quick-witted and always willing to listen (within reason). She was A MEMBER OF THE National Council of teachers of Mathematics and was frequently asked to preside and speak at the Southwest Regional Meetings. Most importantly, Mother was a devout Christian and a long-time member of the Church of Christ while living in Atoka, Antlers, McAlester and Oklahoma City. Near her passing, she frequently mentioned that she was ready and looking forward to receiving His grace and mercy. "For what is seen is temporary, but what I unseen is eternal"—II Cor. 4:18. "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." – romans 12:12. Burial service will be held graveside at 1 o'clock on April 22, 2023, at Massey Cemetery, located east of Crowder Mountain near Massey Point on Lake Eufaula, where several of her beloved family members are buried. If you wish to honor her memory, two of her favorite charities were Tipton Children's Home, Tipton, OK and Search Ministries, Edmond. OK
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