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Marion Lee (Strayer) (Brown) Hines

MARION L. HINES

Marion Lee Hines, 84, died Jan. 31.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 5, in the Foraker Cemetery under the direction of McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home.

Marion was born on May 5, 1929 to Bertha Tallman and Charles (Slick) Strayer in Sand Springs. She grew up on local ranches in Osage County. She loved horses and rode and trained many while she was growing up. She also loved to fish and be outdoors. She married Charles Brown Jr., on March 8, 1947. They lived in many places in Oklahoma, since he worked for the railroad. Together they had six children: Charles, Bonnie, Estelle, Elizabeth, Johnny and Danny. Estelle died before her first birthday. While raising her children, Marion also taught Sunday School. After Charles retired, the Browns lived in the Pawhuska area. Charles passed away in October of 1988.

Marion went to work for the US Postal Service in Pawhuska, first as a contract rural mail carrier, then advanced to regular rural mail carrier in Pawhuska. She later transferred to the Hominy post office. She married Horace Hines in 1992. He died in 2006. Marion retired from the Postal Service after approximately 20 years.

Marion is survived by her five children: Charles and LaDell Brown of Pawhuska, Bonnie Ikenberry and companion, James Wilcox, of Osage, Elizabeth and Beau Rencountre of Pawhuska, Johnny and Melody Brown of Shidler, Danny and Jane Brown of Pawhuska; along with 22 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Margaret McKinney of Sedan, Kan.; one brother, PE Strayer of Supulpa, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Jim; both husbands, one daughter, one grandson, one great-granddaughter and one great-great-granddaughter.

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