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Norma Jean (Riley) Cawhorn

November 10, 1944 — May 8, 2023

Memorial service for Norma Jean “Jeannie” Cawhorn, 78 of Gore, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 12, 2023 at Gore United Methodist Church in Gore, Oklahoma.

She was born on November 10, 1944 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Rubye Geneva (Johnston) Riley and John Gordon Riley and passed away on May 8, 2023 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was married to Harold Brooks Cawhorn, Sr. on March 7, 1963 in Gore, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1986. Mrs. Cawhorn was a teachers aid, secretary and treasurer for Gore Public Schools and a lifelong member of the Gore United Methodist Church, where she served as pianist for 62 years, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and volunteered her time to help with the food pantry.

Survivors are daughters, Janeé and Carroll Cope of Vian, OK, Julie and Mike Henning of Muskogee, OK and Beverly Cawhorn of Sallisaw, OK; sons, Brooks Cawhorn, Jr. of Ft. Smith, AR and Jeff and Barbara Cawhorn of Sallisaw, OK; grandchildren; Jennifer and Charlie Sainer, Caleb Cawhorn, Taylor and Dakota Tanner, all of Sallisaw, OK, Elisa and Darrell Terrell, Eric and Savannah Cope, Dylan Cope, all of Vian, OK, Hannah Cawhorn and Adam Deardorff of Tahlequah, OK, Meaghan Cawhorn, Caitlin Cawhorn, Tristen Cawhorn, all of Sallisaw, OK and Roger Haggard II of Booneville, AR; 15 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Joel Ryan Cawhorn and one brother, Michael Riley.

Cremation is under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

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