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August 27, 2013

John Kenneth (Ken) Sterling

1946-2013

On August 25, 2013 John Kenneth (Ken) Sterling left a host of beloved family members and friends to re-unite with many beloved family members and friends in Heaven. He was born on November 15, 1946, in Dallas, Texas.

Ken was raised in Dallas, Texas where he graduated from Kimball High School and attended East Texas State University for three years. His career began in Insurance, however later he received his calling to the Non-Profit sector, where he dedicated his life to the service and care for others, including: Genesis (a home for Abused and Neglected Children, The American Red Cross, and INCOR (improving the lives of developmentally disabled and physically challenged adults). Ken retired two years ago, however he returned to INCOR a few months ago to spearhead a new Day Care Program. He dedicated himself to the service and care of others, personally and professionally. Even facing adversity, Ken retained his fun-loving, caring spirit and infectious sense of humor, seeing the funny side of every situation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Jean Sterling. He leaves behind his wife Sylvia Sue of thirty- three years, his daughter Amy Sterling Points and her husband Gene Points II, his son Thomas and wife Michelle, six grandchildren Jake, Tripp, Grahm Kenneth, Finley, Harper, and Merrick, his sister Suzi Sterling and a multitude of endearing family members. He loved life, he loved his family, and he loved his friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Muskogee, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to INCOR of Muskogee..

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