Class of 1941

1941 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalVedia Mae Wakeman
Vedia Mae Wakeman

– age 17, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Wakeman. She was born in Poteau, Okla., December 20, 1923.

She has attended school in Springfield and Lebanon, Mo., and Affton high school in St. Louis in addition to Perry high school.

She served as president of her home room and as secretary and treasurer of the Red Hot Pep organization and was a member of the student council, band, Queen Esther Society, and glee club.

She received a student council honor pin and an award from the high school pep organization. Hobbies are dancing and collecting souvenirs.

Vedia plans to work during the summer and attend college in the fall. She expects to be an accountant.

Vedia Mae (Wakeman) Gillogly

December 20, 1923 – June 22, 2002

Vedia Mae Gillogly, 78, died June 22, 2002, of multiple myeloma in McAlester, Oklahoma.

Born December 20, 1923, to Charles Emmett and Ollie Mae (Crockett) Wakeman in Poteau, Oklahoma, she graduated from Perry high school in 1941.

On November 9, 1941, she and Russell Lee Gillogly were married. They were blessed to have shared 60 beautiful years together.

She worked as an accountant and enjoyed ceramics.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Evelyn “Winifred” (Wakeman) Lindley.

She is survived by her husband, Russell; daughters and son-in-law, Marsha Green, of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Sandra Lee and Don Bell, of Grand Junction, Colorado; and a grandson, Rusty Matsenbaugh; and a brother, Donald Lee Wakeman in Gainesville, Florida.