Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

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In memoriam

Virginia Louise Pipkin, 89, of Pocola, died Jan. 23, 2012. She was the widow of Rev. Morris B. Pipkin, who died in 1999.

Virginia was born Nov. 22, 1922, at Fort Smith, Ark. She and Rev. Pipkin married on Nov. 20, 1940.

A member of Pocola UMC, she was its lay delegate to Annual Conference for many years. She also had been a Lay Leader and member of United Methodist Women.

Survivors include sons M. Bruce Pipkin Jr. and Jonathan Pipkin; daughters Betty Ann Walker, Jean Henderson, Nancy Clark, and Karen Schmid; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Service was Jan. 27 at Pocola UMC, with burial at Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola.


Robert Mooney of Bethel, Ohio, died Feb. 13. He was the father of Rev. Dianna Bradford, pastor at Ketchum, and father-in-law of Rev. Jim Bradford, pastor at Otterbein.


Rev. John Punni I died Feb. 19 in Liberia. He was the father of Rev. John Punni II, pastor at West Guthrie UMC.


On Jan. 7, Brad Hill and Rev. Katie Brown were married at Tulsa-Faith UMC, where she is associate pastor.


Caedmon Ricks was born Feb. 23, 2012. He is the son of Jacinda and Rev. Adam Ricks, church planter and pastor at Connect United Methodist Church in Edmond.


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