Elizabeth A. Kingdon

OKLAHOMA CITY – Elizabeth Alice Kingdon, 96, passed on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

She was born on May 2, 1917, in Huntington County, Ind., to Bryce King and Ruth Morrison King, who preceded her in death.

Alice was raised on the King “Justamere” farm in Plum Tree, Ind. She graduated from high school in Mount Pleasant, Mich., in 1934, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in music at Central Michigan University in 1938.

She taught nearly 30 years, mostly at Mattawan High School in Mattawan, Mich. She retired in 1991, moved to Oklahoma City, and joined Church of the Servant, singing in the choir and playing hand bells.

Her legacy is her music and the joy of teaching.

Alice is survived by children, John Bryce Kingdon, Diane Rae (Richard) Gosey of Oklahoma City and Karen Kay Roeseler of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Allen Roeseler and Cole Edmonson of Dallas, Lisa (Chris) Abercrombie, Mitch (Alicia) Gosey and Morgan Gosey; and great-grandchildren, Chris Roeseler and Michelle Raley.

Karen’s husband, Ronald, preceded Alice in death.

The family offers a special thanks to Crossroads Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to “El Sistema Oklahoma” in memory of E. Alice Kingdon, c/o St. Luke’s Methodist Church, 222 N.W. 15th, Oklahoma City, OK 73103. This organization transforms the lives of children through music. Or donate to cancer research.

Her memorial service will be 2 p.m. April 26 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 10100 Ridgeview Drive, Oklahoma City.

Arrangements were handled by Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, 8805 N.E. 23rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73141.

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