McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


May 1, 2014

Ossie Louise Curtis

McALESTER — Ossie Louise Curtis, 68, of Hartshorne, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at a local nursing center.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bishop Funeral Service.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Station Cemetery with Pastor David Markham officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born July 25, 1945, in Leonardtown, Md., she was the daughter of James and Addie Alexander McConaghy.

She met Billy “Chick” Curtis in 1968, and they were married on Oct. 2, 1970, in McAlester. They made their home in Hartshorne in 1971.

She made Caciocavera cheese for numerous years and was known in Hartshorne as the “Cheese Lady”.

She was a member of New Life Church in Wilburton.

She was an artist, enjoyed painting and looking for a bargain at garage sales.

Survivors include brother, Irvin McConaghy, Gainesville, Fla.; sons, Jefferson Johns, of Hartshorne, Joel Curtis, of Hartshorne, and Billy Wade Curtis Jr., of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Addie McConaghy; husband,  Billy Wade Curtis Sr., on April 13, 2000; brother, James McConaghy;  a sister, Addie Melton; son, Dean Curtis, and a grandson, Joshua Respondic.

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