NORMAN — Della Fern Whitson was born Dec. 1, 1942, in Thomas, to John and Lucille (Wright) Sweeney and passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Muskogee.
She was raised in Thomas, graduating from Thomas in 1960. She attended Wright Business School in Oklahoma City before working for First National Bank in Oklahoma City.
On Aug. 8, 1962, she married Paul Whitson and they made their home in Thomas. She worked for First National Bank of Thomas.
She moved to Norman and worked with her brother Everett at his law office. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching the Thunder and Sooners play.
She is survived by one daughter, Shelly Whitson and David Davila of Norman; one son, Randy Whitson and his wife Kim of Norman; one brother, Jim Sweeney of Custer City; and four grandchildren, Rebecca Whitson, Will Ellis, Kyle Whitson and Brandon Davila.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Everett.
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