Catherine Angeline Bruton, 87, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Muskogee, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at her home in Oklahoma City. She was born November 1, 1925 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Clarence A. and Effie M. (Simpson) Neal. Catherine grew up in Bristow before moving to Muskogee where she graduated from Central High School with the class of 1943. She continued her education at Bacone College. On July 5, 1947, Catherine and Clarence Stanley Bruton married in Muskogee. She started her career with Fullerton Electric Supply Co. where she worked when it was bought by Stuart C. Irby Co. She continued working at Stuart C. Irby in the accounting department until her retirement after 40 years of service.
Catherine was a member of First Baptist Church and the Agape Sunday School Class. She was a member of Laureate Alpha Beta Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, Muskogee New Friends Club and the Muskogee Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Barbara Lee Starkey.
Catherine is survived by two sons, Stanley Neal Bruton and Steven L. Bruton and spouse Patricia K. Bruton; four grandchildren, Kyle Mathew Bruton and spouse Lynna Marie Bruton, Chase Michael Bruton, Sean Tyler Bruton and Allison Taylor Bruton; three nieces, Penney Washko, Marjorie Jane Starkey and Kay Urvina; one nephew, Kenneth Burchfiel; four great nieces, Nellie Burchfiel, Camille Koog, Sala Urvina and Wren Urvina; one great nephew, Ned Burchfiel and cousin Jacqueline Hutson and husband J.C. Hutson.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Rex Wilkinson officiating.
Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery.
Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be made at www.foster-petering.com