AUGUST 15, 1944 - JANUARY 20, 2009

Cleita Joy Whinery , 64 year old Jay, Oklahoma resident, passed away Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at Integris Grove General Hospital, Grove, OK, following an extended Illness.

Cleita was born in Barton, New Mexico on August 15, 1944, the daughter of the late Benton and Lona Mae (Harrell) Whinery. The family moved to Oklahoma and Cleita graduated from Jay High School in 1973. She was a member of the Jay Community Chapel, and was and enjoyed helping with church activates. She worked for many years as a dietician at the Jay Memorial Hospital. She also enjoyed volunteering at local nursing homes.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Delores Scott.

Cleita is survived by two sisters, Bertha Tinnin of Albuquerque New Mexico., Ailenn Tinnin of Belen New Mexico., four brothers, Frank Whinery of Grove, OK., Carl Whinery of Weed, New Mexico., Herman Whinery of Seguin, Texas., Sherman Whinery of Germany.

Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 23, 2009 at Mose Ridge Cemetery in Topsy, OK, with Pastor Johnnie W. Scott officiating.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Funeral Services of Grand Lake Chapel in Jay, OK.

Services are entrusted to Funeral Services of Grand Lake, Jay OK. Online condolences may be made at