Roma Ruth McKee
Submitted by Edgar on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:16pm
Roma Ruth McKee, 97, resident of Cordell, Oklahoma, was born on October 22, 1916, in Foss, Oklahoma, to Albert Jackson and Mollie Mae (Hatchett) Reeder, and passed away on Monday evening, February 10, 2014, in Norman, Oklahoma. Roma was raised in Cooperton, Oklahoma, graduating as Valedictorian and president of the 1934 class. She played basketball, baseball, and was on the debate team and musical productions. She married Vigil Wilson Hunsinger in 1934. They had two sons, Rodney Kent and Charles Brent. While living in Cooperton, she began teaching dance to a few students. When the family moved to Mountain View, Oklahoma, her classes grew and expanded to other towns throughout the area in the 1950s. She received state and national acclaim for her square dance and tap dance groups. Roma married Hurshel McKee, in 1963. Residing in Cordell, Oklahoma, in a house she designed and he built, she became a homemaker. That did not deter her enthusiasm with which she approached every new adventure and the tenacity to carry each out. Her participation in local, state, and national politics, playing bridge for keeps, and oil painting were well known. Roma was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Cordell and participated in church activities. At age 92, Roma moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where her family cherished her presence until her death. She will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Roma was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Virgil and Hurshel, her beloved son, Charles Brent, three brothers, Rivers, Lloyd and Jack Reeder, and one sister Edith Lester. Roma is survived by her son, Rodney K. Hunsinger and wife, Cheryl; and daughter-in-law, Rosemarie Hunsinger, all of Norman, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Tracy Jackson and husband, Audie, of Conroe, Texas, and Tara Thompson of Norman, Oklahoma; one grandson, Rodney K. Hunsinger, II and wife, Erin, of Norman, Oklahoma; great grandchildren, Dalton and Delaney Jackson, Taylor and Tia Thompson, and Kylie and Rodney K. Hunsinger, III; three sisters, Neta Adams of Wichita, Kansas, Neville Hancock of Hobart, Oklahoma and Theda Deaver of Granbury, Texas; numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Graveside Services were held for Roma Ruth McKee at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Lonestar Cemetery, Rocky, Oklahoma, under the direction of Musick-Varner Funeral Home, Cordell, Oklahoma.