The Pryor Times


December 28, 2013

Obituary: Wojahn

PRYOR, OK — Funeral services for Gwen Wojahn, 95,  Pryor, are  

2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at St. John Lutheran Evangelical Church in Pryor. Pastor Barry Schwiesow will officiate with burial following at Graham Memorial Cemetery in Pryor. Visitation is 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Friday at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home in Pryor.

 Wojahn was born  July 31, 1918 in Adair to Arch Edward and Ethel Grace (Bettebenner) Kinnamon. She died Christmas Day.

She grew up and attended school in Pryor. She graduated from Pryor High School in 1936. After graduating she worked at the Allred Theater and Mitchell’s Coffee Shop and it was at the coffee shop, where she met her future husband Harold George Wojahn. He worked on the railroad and would make frequent stops in Pryor and would eat at Mitchell’s. They had a short courtship then were married on Dec. 5, 1939 in Tulsa. They moved around for a few years for his job but after the war ended, he got a job with American Airlines and the family moved to Pryor in 1946.

She was a full time wife, mother and homemaker for her family. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting, making many things for her daughters as they grew up; then for her grandchildren. Her love for sewing and quilting continued throughout her life and she was currently working on a baby quilt for her next great-granddaughter. She enjoyed cooking and baking pies; often times she would bake multiple pies because she always wanted to have everyone’s favorite and enough to send home with them. she enjoyed helping out with Girl Scouts.  In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles and continued to drive herself to get groceries and to her weekly hair appointment up untilvery recently. She lived a very full and active life, volunteering for the Mayes County Election Board and worked a few years for the American Red Cross.

Wojahn was a charter member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pryor where she was active in the Women’s Guild and was always available to help in projects over the years. She is survived by  three daughters: Virginia McCoy and husband Tom of Sapulpa, Phyllis Roller and husband Joe of Kettering, Ohio and Sarah Jones and husband Cecil of Tulsa; eight grandchildren: 16 great grandchildren: and one Brother Stan Kinnamon and wife Harriette of Tulsa.

She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband Harold in 2004; two brothers; and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pryor.


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