Lorena Church

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Lorena Church was born on July 16, 1930, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to Hazel Ester (Thomas) and William Lewis Morgan. She passed away November 28, 2014, in Hobart, Oklahoma, at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 12 days. Lorena grew up in Elk City and was raised by her uncle Elmer (Red) and aunt Lela Crump after her parents passed away in 1944. She graduated from Elk City High School in 1948, and a week later was married to Lelan Foster Church in Elk City, Oklahoma, on May 16, 1948. The day they were married they moved to their home southwest of Dill City, Oklahoma, where they made their home for 64 years. Lorena worked beside her husband her entire life and raised her children. She was a member of the Home Community and Education club (HCE) for over 50 years and she held every office multiple times. Lorena enjoyed taking care of everyone else, sewing, feeding her friends and family, attending the Elk City rodeo and was affectionately know as "Mom" and "Grandmother". She was a member of the Second and Adams Church of Christ. Lorena was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hazel Morgan, husband, Lelan, son, Larry Church, son-in-law, Mike Black, sister, Gloria McMenamy and three brothers, Lloyd, Bill and Leo Morgan. She is survived by her three children, Lecil Church and wife, Denice, Sentinel, Oklahoma, Lana Black, Dill City, Oklahoma and Lori Barnett and husband, Bill, Sentinel, Oklahoma; one daughterin- law, Donna Church, Elk City, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren, Chad Church and wife, Meggan, Elk City, Oklahoma, Brad Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kaylynn Whinery and husband, Chris Elk City, Oklahoma, Kyle Church and wife, Dana, Sentinel, Oklahoma, Leca Hoang and husband, Joe, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Jeremy Church and wife, Amanda, Sentinel, Oklahoma, Carla Sullivan and husband, Derik, Norman, Oklahoma, Chris Black and wife, Britney, Dill City, Oklahoma, Greg Black and wife, Niki, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, Nick Black and wife, Kiesha, Dill City, Oklahoma, Cody Church and wife, Vanessa, Sentinel, Oklahoma, Chandra Barnett, Jessi Barnett, Brance Barnett and Braxton Barnett, all of Sentinel, Oklahoma; 14 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were held Sunday, November 30, 2014, at the Second and Adams Church of Christ, officiated by James Cudd. Burial was at the Lawnview Cemetery, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Services were under the direction of Chris Whinery and Carl Billey. Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs.com.