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April 17, 2014

Juanita Ann (Nale) Whitfield Lance

McALESTER — Juanita Ann (Nale) Whitfield Lance, 81, of McAlester, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at New Hope Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Indianola with the Rev. Fred Morrison officiating. Burial will be at Indianola Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born Sept. 11, 1932, in Indianola, she was the daughter of James F. and Lessie Mae (White) Nale. She grew up in Indianola and received her education there.

She lived in California for several years where she worked as a drug store clerk. Upon returning to Indianola, she worked as a telephone operator, guard at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary and also as secretary for a contracting company responsible for building Indian housing.

She was proud of her Choctaw heritage. She enjoyed bowling and travel, especially Choctaw trips. She married Bob Lance on Feb. 18, 1984.

She was a marksman and lifetime member of the NRA. She was also a member of Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include sons, Kevin Whitfield and wife, Lourdes, of Duncan, and Dennis Whitfield and wife, JoAnn, of Coweta; grandchildren, Jed Whitfield and wife, Holle, of McAlester, Bill Whitfield, of McAlester, Kari Whitfield, of Coweta, Kyle Whitfield and wife, Missy, of Nowata, Jennifer Hinsley and husband, Ryan, of Duncan, Miguel Campos, Ojeda, Venezuela, Keilynn Whitfield, Ojeda, Venezuela, Kevin Whitfield, Ojeda, Venezuela, and Maria Campos, Ojeda, Venezuela.

Also, great-grandchildren, Jordyn Campbell, of Duncan, Mason Hinsley, of Duncan, Skyler Whitfield, of McAlester, Zane Whitfield, of McAlester, Allen Everly, of McAlester, Angela Everly, of McAlester, Jeremy Whitfield, Doylestown, Pa., and Hayes Whitfield, of Nowata.

And, sisters, Wanda Hopper, Gardena, Calif., Wynema Mussyal and husband, Noel, of Indianola, and Fran Stiers and husband, James, of Tuttle, and brother-in-law, Jay McAdoo, of Holdenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James F. Nale and Lessie Mae (White) Wise; stepfather, William Wise; father of her children, Tootsie Whitfield; her husband, Bob Lance; son, Duane Whitfield; grandson, Roy Whitfield; sisters, Gail McAdoo and Bonnie Harold; brother, Johnny Nale, and brothers-in-law, Cleburn Hopper, Everett Harreld and V.C. McAdoo.

Pallbearers will be Jed Whitfield, Bill Whitfield, Kyle Whitfield, Ethan Moore and Jeremy Moore.

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