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January 3, 2020

Rita Diel Brown passed away November 30, 2019, at the Alliance Hospital in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She was born March 6, 1932, in Burlington, Oklahoma, and baptized in the Burlington Christian Church in 1942.

Rita graduated from Burlington High School where she played basketball and was valedictorian of her graduating class. She attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma, and graduated with a master's in counseling and guidance in 1966.

Rita married Oliver Diel in 1951. They adopted Curtis and Rosemary and then in 1964 had a son, Isaac.

Rita taught grade school and midd...

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