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Thelma Jane Kingfisher

June 2, 1941 — November 14, 2022


Thelma Jane Kingfisher, 81, of Salina, passed from this life on Monday, November 14, 2022, in Tulsa. She was born on June 2, 1941, in Claremore, Oklahoma to Sam and Jennie (Christie) Blossom. She married Clarence Kingfisher on July 1, 1975, in Salina and spent many wonderful years with him until his passing in 2017. She took any opportunity to go on the road and travel, especially with her husband Clarence. She enjoyed any time she could take a drive and loved looking at the foliage in the fall. She also liked cooking, sewing, and making quilts for her grandkids. Most of all, she loved going to church, church events and activities, serving her Lord, and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma, and aunt. She leaves behind many memories for all to cherish and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Thelma will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2022, at the Salina First Baptist Church with Reverend Richard Budder officiating. Burial will follow at the Little Rock Indian Cemetery with Jacob Kingfisher, Bryce Kingfisher, Traiven Kingfisher, Jacob “Earl” Smoke, Darrian Kingfisher, and Trent Brown serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Josh Smoke and Easton Kingfisher. A wake service will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 20, 2022. To leave her family a message, please visit her Guestbook at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service of Pryor.

She is survived by her sons, Samuel Kingfisher of Salina, and Daniel Kingfisher and Wendy of Salina; daughter, Jennie Rogers of Salina; sister, Roselene Lenio of Salina; grandchildren, Whitney Rogers of Pryor, Brooke Rogers of Locust Grove, Summer Smoke, Kristen Smoke, Josh Smoke, Sarah Smoke of Grove, Jacob “Earl” Smoke of Locust Grove, Jacob Kingfisher of Claremore, Traiven Kingfisher, Brailee Kingfisher of Salina, Cadence Kingfisher of Salina, Emily Kingfisher of Pryor, Darrian Kingfisher of Pryor, and Easton Kingfisher of Salina; 8 great grandchildren and 3 on the way. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Jennie Blossom; husband, Clarence Kingfisher; son, Kelly Smoke; daughters, Lisa and Diane Rogers; twin sister, Wilma Kingfisher; sister, Vionita Littledave; and grandson, Brett Owen Rogers.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, November 20, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Center

1204 N. E. 1st St., Pryor, OK 74362

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 21, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Salina First Baptist Church

110 N. Talihina St., Salina, OK 74365

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Monday, November 21, 2022

3:15 - 4:15 pm (Central time)

Little Rock Indian Cemetery

6339 S 444 Rd, Locust Grove, OK 74352

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