By James Beaty
Pittsburg County Special Judge District Judge Donnita Wynn, 54, died early Tuesday at a Tulsa hospital.
Tuesday morning, flags at the Pittsburg County Courthouse were lowered to half-mast in recognition of Wynn’s service — not only as special judge, but in other positions as well.
Wynn had also served as the District 18 district attorney for Pittsburg and Haskell counties, and prior to that, as an assistant district attorney.
She achieved a number of milestones in her life — among them becoming the first woman to hold the position of District 18 district attorney and the first woman to serve as special district judge at the Pittsburg County Courthouse.
After becoming ill earlier this year, Wynn had been hospitalized for nearly three months at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa prior to her death shortly after midnight Tuesday.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in McAlester. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Tulsa.
Wynn, who had served as special district judge since May 20, 2005, had been appointed to the post by District 18 District Judge Thomas Bartheld.
See more in the Wednesday edition of the News-Capital.