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Services for Rita Marie "Cookie" Jackson Branscum, 67, of Norman and formerly of Ada are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bud Wolfe will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.
Mrs. Branscum passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at her home in Norman. She was born Nov. 20, 1949, in Fittstown to Carl Harlan and Florence Marcella Snow Jackson. She graduated from McLish High School and attended the Vo-Tech in McAlester to become a licensed practical nurse.
She married Donnie Branscum May 10, 1986, in Stonewall. He preceded her in death Nov. 15, 2004. Mrs. Branscum was an LPN at Valley View Regional Hospital for more than 30 years, and also at Rolling Hills Hospital. She was a member of College Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Betty Schafer of Roy, Utah, and Deborah Gentry and her husband, David, of Norman; a brother, Jim Jackson of Stratford; two step-daughters, Kari Hutchens of McLoud and Kristina Fleming of Shawnee; and several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
Published on November 15, 2017
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