Beatrice Oneta Sexson Forrest

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BEATRICE ONETA SEXSON FORREST 85, of Locust Grove, OK and Greenwich, CT will be held on Friday, July 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Locust Grove, Oklahoma. Burial will follow in the Hogan Cemetery in Locust Grove. The Reverend Larry McDonald will officiate. Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home of Locust Grove.

Mrs. Forrest was born September 8, 1919 in Osage County and passed on July 10, 2005, in Greenwich, CT., at the home of her daughter Linda Forrest Cummin and her son-in-law Pearson C. Cummin III.

Beatrice was the daughter of Samuel Jackson Sexson and Alma Josephine Jones Sexson. Her maternal grandparents were Mary Ross Jones and Tom Jones. Her paternal grandparents were Josephine Denny Sexson, and John Benjamin Sexson. Her maternal Great Grandmother Elzina Ross was the original owner of the land which became the town of Locust Grove in 1911.

Beatrice was married to Ernest Forrest on July 20, 1935 in Pryor, Oklahoma. They lived most of their 68 years of marriage on a farm northwest of Locust Grove. After Ernest's death on December 20, 2003, Beatrice spent her remaining days either at her apartment in Tulsa, OK, or in Greenwich, CT with her daughter, but was able to visit the farm from time to time.

Her children were the most important thing to Beatrice, and it is with great sadness that in her later years she buried not only her husband, but three of her four children, and one daughter-in-law: Ernest Forrest, Kenneth Ernest Forrest, Carolyn Diane Forrest Champlin, Edgar Eugene (Gene) Forrest, and Marjorie Dolores Forrest, Kenneth's wife. Also predeceasing were her siblings Baxter Adrian (Jack) Sexson, Charles Hershel Sexson and Opal Marie Sexson Smith.

Surviving Beatrice are her daughter and son-in-law Linda Forrest Cummin and Pearson C. (Pete) Cummin III of Greenwich, CT., her daughter-in-law Anneleisa Winnewisser Forrest of Russia, Ohio, and son-in-law David McDowell Champlin of Reeds Spring, Missouri.

Also surviving are their grandchildren and spouses: Kenneth Ernest Forrest, Jr. and his wife Maria Guadaloupe (Lupe) of Hayward, CA.; Karma Forrest Temple and husband Jerry of Folsom, CA., Karen Forrest Harris and husband Wayne of Citrus Heights, Ca.; Tinaleisa Forrest Alt and husband Dale of Russia, Ohio, Eugene Robert Forrest and wife Heather of Eureka Springs, Ark.; Justin Forrest of Ogden, KS.; Heather Champlin Largent and husband Ferrell of Reeds Springs, MO.; Jason Champlin of Reeds Springs, MO.; and Step Grandchildren Pearson C. (Peter) Cummin IV and wife Joanna Stevens Cummin of West Hollywood, CA and Leila Cummin of New York City, NY.

Also surviving are 14 Great Grandchildren, and 7 Great-Great Grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Research Foundation of the American Diabetes Association, c/o Margaret Walker, Sr., Coordinator Research Foundation, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311. 800-676-4065 Ext. 2183.
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Key Funeral Home- Locust Grove - Locust Grove
901 N. Hwy 82
Locust Grove, OK 74352
(918) 479-5151
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 14, 2005