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Bertha Mae "Evelyn" Chamberlain

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Bertha Mae "Evelyn" Chamberlain, 79, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Saline County, died Nov. 4, 2003, in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Greater Marshall Memorial Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Moses Howard Jr. officiated. Music was provided by soloist Florence Fields. Pallbearers were the Greater Marshall Memorial Baptist Church Christian Men. Honorary pallbearers were La Mont Gilbert, La Carl Gilbert, Jerome Conley, Calvin Workcuff, Shawn Workcuff, William Workcuff, Galen Workcuff and DeAndreal Scott. Burial was in Trice Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Howard-Harris Funeral Services in Oklahoma City was in charge of arrangements.

Born March 11, 1924, in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Emanuel Frison and Leola Porter-Williams. She married Clarence Workcuff, who preceded her in death. She married Marion Clifton Chamberlain, who preceded her in death. She attended and graduated from Catholic school and became a beautician and nurse. She was an owner of a beauty shop and was an OB/GYN nurse at Saint Joseph Hospital and Truman Medical Center. She was also active in military wife's clubs and Girl Scouts of America and was a Christian.

Survivors include six children, Clarence Workcuff, Gail Patricia Workcuff and Rev. Galen Patrick Workcuff, all of Kansas City, LaRue W. Gilbert and LeRoi Workcuff, both of Oklahoma City, and Sheila Leola Chamberlain of Key West, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one brother, McGarvin "Hat" Porter, six children and one grandson.