Zona Mae Brewer, age 81 and a resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Jane Phillips Medical Center.
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Zona Mae Brewer was born on December 22, 1931 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Henry R. Perry and Zona Augusta (Childress) Perry. She grew up in Wynnewood, Oklahoma and was a graduate of Wynnewood High School. After high school, Zona attended East Central University of Ada, Oklahoma. She met and later married John Kent Brewer on June 10, 1950 at Wichita Falls, Texas. The Brewers made their home in Wynnewood prior to moving to Bartlesville in 1984. The couple moved to Houston, Texas in 1987 and later returned to Bartlesville, following Mr. Brewer's work with Phillips Petroleum Company. Zona was a member of Bartlesville's East Cross United Methodist Church. She was very active in the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary and with her husband in the Bartlesville Elks. She enjoyed collecting dolls, cooking, playing bridge, travelling and being with her family.
Zona was preceded in death by her parents, by a brother, Henry Perry, Jr. and one sister, Verna Jean Brewer.
Surviving Zona are her husband, John Kent Brewer of the home; one daughter, Dr. Perry Applegate and her husband, Dr. Phillip Applegate, of Tulsa, Oklahoma and one sister, Helen Fry of Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
A memorial service will be held, 2 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013 at East Cross United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Burress officiating. A committal service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013 in Elmore City Cemetery, Elmore City, Oklahoma.
Services are under the direction of Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com. In lieu of flowers the family recommends donations in memory of Zona to the East Cross United Methodist Church or Bartlesville Salvation Army.
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 5 to Mar. 5, 2013