Class of 1918

Annabel (Ellis) Donaldson

January 16, 1900 – June 17, 1961

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Newton chapel for Mrs. Leland Donaldson, 61, who died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1111Ninth street, following a lengthy illness.

Re. Earl Gibbs, minister of the First Christian church, will officiate at last rites and burial will be in New Zion cemetery, Cushing.

Mrs. Donaldson, a native of Noble county, was a former grade school teacher and kindergarten instructor. She was born Jan. 16, 1900 on the family farm nine miles northwest of Perry to Eli Joseph and May Elizabeth (Hamar) Ellis. She was married Nov. 11, 1920. Her husband is among the survivors.

After attending Happy Hill grade school near her home, Mrs. Donaldson graduated in 1918 from Perry high school and later attended Oklahoma State and Phillips universities. She was a grade school teacher prior to her marriage, and from 1953-58 was instructor of the city’s Cooperative kindergarten.

Mrs. Donaldson was a member of the First Christian church and was active in Sunday school and church affairs.

In addition to her husband of the home, survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Lester Williams, Mrs. Dennis Roberts and Mrs. Wayne Bay, all of Perry; and Mrs. Daivd A. Kenefake, Eagle Lake, Texas; a brother, Joe Ellis, Perry; three sisters, Mrs. Adney Long, Roswell, N.M., Mrs. Maude Wycoff, Tonkawa; and Mrs. Major (Letha) Doolittle, Enid; and five grandchildren.

A son preceded her in death.