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Services for Paula Ann Cushman, 69, formerly of Shawnee, are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Tim Tate will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Cushman died Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at a Shawnee hospital. She was born Feb. 21, 1947, in Ada to Wayne Ernest and Ruth Mathis. She graduated from Stonewall High School.
She married Donald Dewayne Cushman on Nov. 9, 1967, in Ada.
Mrs. Cushman received her master's degree from East Central University and taught at Seminole High School for 30 years. She was a member of the Immanuel Fellowship Church of Seminole.
Survivors include her husband Don, of the home; one son, Dewayne Cushman of Francis; one daughter, Royanna Cushman of Ada; one sister, Ronda Sweeney of Stonewall; and two brothers, Bruce Mathis of Kilgore, Texas, and David Mathis of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Mathis; mother, Ruth Whittington; and stepfather, Paul "Ironhead" Whittington.
Bearers will be Dewayne Cushman, Robert Willis, Paul Sweeney, Brian Cushman, Terry Cushman and Robert Cushman.
Published on December 19, 2016
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