Jean Louise Rogers Choate

January 30, 2023

Jean was born Aug. 23, 1931 in Mendota, Ill. to Ted and Zaida Harrison Rogers.

She was proceeded in death by her parents Ted Rogers and Zaida Nighswonger, her husband Rev. Bill Choate, one daughter, Suzie Orton, three brothers, Jack, Teddy, and Monte Rogers and one sister, Terry Smith.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Allen of Blackshear, Ga., two sons, Larry, (Ellen) Choate of Duncan, Jim, (Jessie) Choate of Venice, Fla., 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 1/2 great- great-grandsons, numerous nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, Saundra Rogers and her very best friends, Jim and Jodie Green of Little Rock, Ark.

She grew up in Enid and attended Adams Elementary and Emerson Junior High. She married Bill Choate of Hennessey on May 1, 1948. She was born into God's kingdom June 1953 and followed the Lord in baptism. They pastored churches in Ringwood, Eden, Okeene, Meridian, and County Line. In Texas they pastored in Cisco and Granbury. Jean graduated from Southwestern University in Weatherford in 1972 with a Bachelors of Education. She taught school in Comanche and Meridian. She received her Master's degree from East Central University in Ada in 1992. She loved children and taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and her grandchildren. She was a wonderful seamstress and made many cheerleader uniforms for Meridian Elementary and several wedding dresses for students and friends. If you were her friend, you were blessed. She and Bill were married for 67 years. They were married so young she said they raised each other.

Her services will be at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, on Friday, Feb. 3, with Pastor Bo Blakey officiating, 10 a.m., under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Viewing will be on Friday, 9-10 a.m.

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