Cunningham, Ida May (Crouse)
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Daily Oklahoman, The 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
December 27, 2006

Ida May Crouse Cunningham peacefully left this world to be with the Lord on December 25, 2006. She was born on January 12, 1922 to Walter and Zena Crouse in Hillsdale, Oklahoma. Ida is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Herbert L. Crouse and Lloyd Melvin Crouse. She is survived by one sister, Hazel Smith of Enid, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Ruth Crouse of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Gordon, her loving husband of 59 years of the home; sons, Mark Cunningham of Oklahoma City, Buddy Cunningham and wife, Carol, of Mesquite, Texas; and daughter, Marilyn Vanderlinde and husband, Rodney, of Luther, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. On April 5, 1947, Gordon and Ida were married in Caldwell, Kansas. They lived in several small towns surrounding Enid until they decided to settle in Enid, Oklahoma where they stayed until 1971. Ida worked for the Bell Telephone Company for a few years while living in Enid; then they relocated to Edmond, Oklahoma where Ida worked in a day care center in Edmond for a few years. Ida spent the majority of her life being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very active in the public school system that her children attended, serving on various committees for the PTO, homeroom mothers, Girl Scout and Boy Scout organizations.

Mother, you will be missed deeply
and you will remain in our hearts
forever. We all love you very
much, but you are in Heaven,
and we will see you in time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Interim Hospice. Our deepest thanks go to the Hospice and the staff at Bradford Village for their loving care of our wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Baggerley Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Gracelawn Cemetery.




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