Constance ‘Connie’ Lucille Wisdom



Constance “Connie” Lucille Wisdom of Wyandotte, Okla.  formerly of Picher, Okla., died Thursday Sept. 17, 2009, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.  She was 64.

Mrs. Wisdom was born Oct. 21, 1944, in Picher, Okla., to George W. and Estella Lucille (Bennette) Darnell.  She had lived in Picher all her life and was a member of the Highway Tabernacle Church in Cardin, Okla. 

Preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Beatrice Beets; two nephews Nathan South and John Allan Blackbear Jr., and three  brothers-in-law, Elmer Topper, Harold Beets and Harold South. Survivors include her husband, Cleo Wisdom of Wyandotte, Okla.; two sons, Cleo Dewayne Wisdom Jr.  and wife Anna of Baxter Springs, Kan., and Donald LeRoy Wisdom  and wife Karla of Commerce, Okla.; two daughters, Debbie Diane Roher and husband Ernest of Commerce, Okla., and Tammie Lucille Turner and husband Steven of Picher, Okla.; three brothers, George Darnell and wife Billie of Wichita, Kan., James Franklin Darnell and wife Paula of Miami, Okla., and Norton Shoemaker and wife Ruth of Picher, Okla.; three sisters, Clara Eunice Topper of Miami, Okla., Darlene Evans and husband Bill of Commerce, Okla., Mildred Blackbear and husband John of Kenwood, Okla., 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce, Okla.  The Rev. Ray Clonts will officiate. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Baxter Springs, Kan. 

Pallbearers will be Norton Shoemaker, Charles Shoemaker, Ernest Roher Sr., Donald Wisdom, George Darnell and James Darnell. Honorary pallbearers will be Clifton South, Mark Hickey and David Williams. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce, Okla.