Class of 1945
1945 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
Marian Arlene Sykora
– is a native Perryan, having been born here November 14, 1927. Her mother is Mrs. William Sykora of 306 Cedar street.
Before enrolling in the Perry schools, Marian Arlene attended Rose Hill district 32 grade school. She is a member of the local student council this year.
She probably will work in Perry after graduation.
Marian “Arlene” (Sykora) Keating
November 14, 1927 – October 25, 2016
Marian Arlene Keating, 88, passed into heaven October 25, 2016, surrounded by her family and was welcomed home by God.
Arlene was born November 14, 1927, the second of three daughters born to Frank and Mary Sykora in Perry, Oklahoma. She attended Rose Hill Elementary School and graduated from Perry High School. She married the love of her life, Jack Keating, in August 1945. Arlene and Jack had eight children.
First and foremost she was a wife and mother who spent her entire life caring for husband, children, and extended family. Arlene was a devout Catholic and a woman of great faith who spent many hours volunteering her time at her church and Midwest City Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Mary Sykora, husband Jack, sisters Betty McNeal and Maxine Reschki, daughter Mary Keating, and son Jimmy Keating.
Survivors include her sister Jo Ann Brown, children Patsy Bradford and husband Dean, David Keating and wife Sandy, Larry Keating and wife Cathi, Bob Keating and wife Betty, Debbie Sinard and husband Jerry, and Sharon Wise and husband Shawn. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Del City, OK, October 28, 2016, at 10 AM with burial at the Catholic cemetery in Perry, OK. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Oklahoma Catholic Charities.