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Maretta J. Sumter

March 23, 1937 — June 30, 2015

Maretta Jane Sumter was born March 23, 1937 to Leon and Lettie (Johnson) Potter in North Osage County, Oklahoma on the family farm.   She went to be with God on June 30, 2015 in Drumright, Oklahoma having reached the age of 78 years, 3 months and 7 days.She married Delbert Sumter on May 26, 1955 and recently she and Delbert along with family & friends celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.  Maretta was a loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother and will be missed.  She took great pride in her home, land, and all of the livestock.   After catastrophic illness she had been semi invalid for the past 15 years, but she was a fighter and never gave up.  She always had a smile for everyone and "I'm Fine".  She was very proud of her Native American Heritage.  She was a direct descendent of Chief White Hair of the Boulanger Clan of the Osage Tribe.   She graduated from Sedan, Kansas in 1955. Because of her loving and caring she will leave a large void for her family and especially her husband Delbert.Maretta was preceded in death in her by parents Leon and Lettie Potter of Chautauqua, KS, two brothers, Franklin and Bill Potter, and one sister, Sylvia Potter.Maretta is survived by her husband, Delbert Sumter of the home, Glencoe, OK,  sons, Brad & his wife, Terri Sumter of Claremore, OK, Scott Sumter of Ponca City, OK, Tom Sumter of Ponca City, OK,  and daughter, Kim Fraizer & her husband, Mark of Tonkawa, OK.   She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 6 great  grandchildren : 1 sister, Mildred Freeman of Augusta, KS,  2 brothers, John Potter & his wife, Norma of Owasso, OK, Larry & his wife Mary Lou Potter of Cushing, OK.  Plus nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.  She left Friends in Ponca City, Enid, Texas, and for the last 20 years in the Glencoe and Pawnee area.Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Nephews, Garrett Sumter, Justin Fraizer, Dirk Sumter, Laddie Sumter, Trace Zuniga, and Keegan Wheeler.A special thanks to Dr. Doug Brant, the nurses and staff at the Drumright Hospital.Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Poteet Funeral Home Chapel, Pawnee, OK,   Officiating will be Reverend Fernando Padilla of Ada, OK.  Graveside Services will be at 2:30 P.M. Monday at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua, Kansas.    Arrangements by the Poteet Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Pawnee, Oklahoma.

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