Dortha  Stiles


Services for Dortha Mae Stiles, 95, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stiles passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Shawnee. She was born Sept. 11, 1923, at Egypt, Oklahoma, to Thomas Monroe and Jessie Keeling Abbott.
She married Herbert Junior Stiles on Dec. 13, 1942. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 2008.
Mrs. Stiles was a cook at Byng School for over 10 years. She started the first breakfast program for schools in the state. She and her husband owned and operated the Dairyland Drive-in Ada for several years.
Mrs. Stiles was a longtime member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she helped prepare and organize the funeral meals at the church. She enjoyed fishing and her grandkids, and she was a seamstress who made blankets and quilts for all her grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Stiles and wife, Kay, Checotah, and Larry Stiles and wife, Rae, of Wewoka; two sisters, Jean Sims and Joyce Scroggins, both of Moore; a brother, Richard Abbott, Duncan; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
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Published on September 9, 2019
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