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July 3, 2014

Norma Johnson

Dec. 18, 1937 - July 1, 2014

DUNCAN — Norma Jeanette Whalin Johnson, age 76 of Seminole, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 in Shawnee.   

Norma was born in Atoka to Varnell and Kenneth Whalin on Dec. 18, 1937.  She grew up in Leigh and graduated from Coalgate High School in 1956.  Norma was married to Denver Johnson on Dec. 29, 1956 in Ada. Upon graduating from high school she worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell in Ada.  Norma attended college at Seminole Junior College and East Central University and later completed the first nursing program at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.  She worked for 20 years at Seminole Hospital and finished her nursing career at Central Oklahoma Juvenile Treatment Center in Tecumseh.

Norma was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Self Culture Club.  She was also a member of Seminole First Baptist Church.

Norma’s greatest passion was her family and taking care of others through her nursing career.

Survivors include her husband of more than 57 years Denver Johnson of the home.  Children, Glenda Davis and husband Dr. Gerald Davis of Duncan;  Mark Johnson and wife Kelley of Seminole; Donna Frederick and husband Darren of Seminole. Grandchildren; Dr. Gerrad Davis, Geoffrey Davis, Ryan Kenyon and wife Casey, Greg Davis, Kyler Phillips and husband Chase, Gage Johnson, Colin Frederick and Chloe Frederick and Landi Latimer.  Great Grandchildren; Hayden Davis, Finley Davis, Emma Kenyon, Brisco Davis, Tommy Kenyon, and Olivia Latimer.  Also, sister, Donna Davis of Sunnyvale, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Varnell and Kenneth Whalin.          

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Seminole.  Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with Rev. Marvin Kehl officiating the service.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at

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