Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


September 6, 2011

Geraldine Patton

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Geraldine Patton, of Paoli was born October 26, 1920 in Baldwyn, Mississippi to James Burton and Mary Elmyra (Winchester) Morris.

Geraldine passed away at her home on the morning of September 2, 2011 in Paoli, Oklahoma at the age of 90 years.

From 1926 until 1930 she lived in Elmore City and moved to Texas where she attended school in Forney, Texas and graduated in 1940. She lived in various places and has made the Paoli area her home for the past 51 years. At the age of 40 she furthered her education and earned her Masters in Education and taught in the Maysville Schools for 17 years. She was a member of Paoli First Baptist Church.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Burton and Mary Elmyra Morris and her step-mother, Mamie Jones Morris; husbands, James David Fogleman while he served in W.W.II; later by Monte Flippo and then Ralph Patton; as well as 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Surviving family include her children, James Fogleman of Tulsa; Gwen Norman and her husband, Richard, of Saginaw, Texas; Roger Patton and his wife, Emma, of Paoli; Paula Tooman and her husband, Mark; Ronald Patton and his wife, Gay, all of Pauls Valley; and Evelyn Patton, of Saginaw, Texas; a half brother, J. B. Morris; an aunt, Maude Winchester of Purcell; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren on their way.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Paoli First Baptist Church. Interment will be at Maysville Cemetery. Interment and professional services are under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. Notes of Remembrance and/or Condolences may be sent to the family at

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