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Rena Louise Manning Howard
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Obituary for Rena Louise Manning Howard

Rena Louise Manning Howard, 88 of Owasso, Oklahoma passed from this life on Sunday, December 10, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born September 17, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late Lewis Simpson Keeling and Dora Elizabeth Brady Keeling.

Rena loved the Lord and loved to attend church and Bible study. She was a former member of Oakhurst Baptist Church from the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s. She then became a member of First Baptist Church in Owasso in 2001 to the present. When she became a resident of Sequoyah Pointe Living Center, she would attend the in-house services. Rena was known well by her beautiful voice singing old Church hymns.

Rena loved listening to Country and Western music, listening from Vince Gill, her favorite, to Brooks and Dunn. She was a very sophisticated looking woman who loved to shop and dress to the nines. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking her famous oatmeal cake. Rena was well known in various theatres in the Tulsa Metro area as she used to work at theatres such as the Ritz, Majestic and Orpheum.

Rena is survived by two sons, Ron Rutledge and wife Barbara of Oakhurst, Oklahoma and Bill Rutledge and wife Sandi of Mounds, Oklahoma; two daughters, Debbie Quick of Owasso, Oklahoma and Brenda Clay and husband David of Owasso, Oklahoma; two sisters, Pat Killion of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Carol Williams of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Kristi Adams, Scott Rutledge, Tami Mills, Shane Rutledge, Starla Allen, John Quick, Cassandra Clay and Rachel McLaughlin; fifteen great-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews; and her Wiener Dog, Rudy. She was preceded in death by her husbands, AJ Rutledge and Charles Manning; her parents; one brother, Frank Keeling; three sisters, Faye Atkins, Jervia Keeling and Barbara Keeling.

Viewing will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in the Chapel of Dighton-Moore Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 in the Chapel of Dighton-Moore Funeral Service, 116 N. Main Street, Owasso, Oklahoma 74055 with Chaplain Thomas D. Schwartz officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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Dighton-Moore Funeral Service

116 North Main St.
Owasso, OK 74055

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116 North Main St.
Owasso, OK 74055


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