Dec 10, 1934 - Jan 27, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Claudine Tinkham was born to Claude and Ola Singleton on Dec. 10, 1934, in Waurika, OK. She had an older brother, Charles Singleton. She attended Waurika HS, participating in Glee Club and Mixed Chorus, graduating in 1954. She graduated from Central State University, a member of the KKI Sorority, with a Teaching Degree. She Married Jimmy Tinkham on June 19, 1959. They moved to Oklahoma City, where she taught for over 30 years, also working as a Cake Decorator. They had two sons, Gary Tinkham and Ronald Tinkham; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She remained active in the Exchange Baptist Church, always doing for others and taking in those who needed her care. Claudine will be loved and missed by all. Visitation will be at Sunny Lane Funeral Home Thursday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be Friday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m. at Exchange Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 29, 2013