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Sammie Bernice Harmon

August 13, 1942 — October 23, 2023

Cleveland, Oklahoma

Sammie Bernice Harmon passed from this life on October 23, 2023, at the age of 81 in Cleveland, Oklahoma.
Sammie was born on August 13, 1942, in Tulsa, Oklahoma the daughter of Charles Dennison and Marguerite Dennison. Sammie attended Cherokee Elementary School and later graduated from McClain High School.  She has also attended Tulsa Community College.  Sammie worked at the pharmacy on 46th Street in North Tulsa at the Soda Fountain for several years.  She later worked at the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Chief Freighters.  After co-founding Harmon's Body shop in Terlton, Sammie co-owned a bakery with her sister at the local bakery.  She was self-employed as a house cleaner as well.  Sammie later accepted a position with Webco in 1995, retiring in 2006. Sammie was also an historian, expert speaker on Oklahoma Indian history, and author. A life's passion, her book about her grandmother was recently published. 
Sammie was a board member of the Oklahoma Historical Society, serving as the White Hair Memorial Museum Curator for many years, accomplished author and historian.  Sammie was always directionally and technologically challenged while being a left-handed person living in a right-handed world, but she always knew what was right.  She was also a very loving and affectionate woman.  No matter how bad the situation was or how bad someone was acting, she would always forgive and never hold a grudge while encouraging everyone to do the same.  Sammie led by example.    
Sammie always enjoyed the times with family attending her Christmas parties, Easter Egg Hunts and family vacations.  Her favorite activities were spending time with her family and watching Hallmark movies.  Some of her hobbies included writing, serving others and family.  She was also very proud of her greeting card endeavor Stillwaters’s by Sammie.  Sammie always talked about the family cruises, trips to Italy and Ireland.  Sammie was devout to her Catholic faith as well as a selfless servant.
Survivors are four children Jene Harmon, Jan Watkins and her husband Harley, Clinton Harmon, Jamie Harmon and wife Sheila, sister Charlene Ready, eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and an enormous close family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Sammie was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Dennison, Marguerite Pease Dennison, brother George Dennison, sister Mary Belle Kendall, sister-in-law Sondra Dennison, Earl Ready, and Frank Kendall. 
Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, October 30, 2023, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pawhuska, Oklahoma with Father Hrudaya Raj Gade officiating.  Rosary services will be 6:00 pm, Friday, October 27, 2023, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cleveland, Oklahoma with Father Bruce Brosnahan. Burial will be held in the Pawhuska City Cemetery at Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Chapman-Black Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Friends and family may visit an online guest book and memorial page for Sammie at



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Friday, October 27, 2023

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