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Obituary For

Dorothy Kitchingham

12/10/1946 - 07/05/2017

Dorothy (Harp) Kitchingham passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Tulsa. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 12th in the Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Henry "Skip" McClain officiating. Interment will be in White Rose Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. Dorothy Jean (Harp) Kitchingham was born December 10, 1946 in Vinita, OK to Louis Leon and Emma (Heltzel) Harp. Dorothy received her education at Wayside and graduated from Vinita Public Schools in 1965. She continued her education receiving her Bachelors & Masters Degree in Vocational Home Economics and also receiving her teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University. Dorothy taught at Holdenville, Woodward, Terral, Achille and Delaware schools before retiring due to her health. She was a member of Bartlesville First Baptist Church and participated in many church activities. Dorothy was also a member of the Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association and volunteered at Jane Phillips Medical Center.  In her last few years, Dorothy had been living in Muskogee. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and working with arts & crafts. Dorothy is survived by her sister, Patricia "Pat" McTighe and husband, Paul, of Oklahoma City, niece, Keri Spencer and husband, Steve of Tahlequah, two great nieces, Kayla and Tess Spencer of Tahlequah, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Marion "Rocky" Kitchingham and her parents. Memorial contributions should be made in Dorothy’s name to: First Baptist Church, 405 S. Cherokee Ave., Bartlesville, OK 74003.


"Shall We Gather At The River"

"It Is Well With My Soul"


Reverend Henry "Skip" McClain


07/12/2017 02:00 pm
Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel
4201 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


07/12/2017 03:00 pm
White Rose Cemetery
804 West 11th Street
Bartlesville OK 74003


First Baptist Church Bartlesville
405 S. Cherokee Avenue
Bartlesville OK 74003

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  • Posted by Robert Whitchurch from welch, Oklahoma
    Dorothy was a very nice humble person who excelled in her education field. I count it a joy to call her a classmate of 1965. Her Christian deportment spoke volumes of influence in so many lives. A rest well earned .
    07/08/2017 at 02:53pm
  • Posted by Dale & Drucilla Heltzel from Vinita, Oklahoma
    Dorothy was Dale's cousin. He loved going to Harp House. Aunt Emma was a great cook and Uncle Leon appreciated him helping with the chores. Rocky and her was over to our home several times and she was a Great cook also. We will miss her but we know she is in a great place with her special loved ones. God Bless the family. Love and Prayers....Dale and Drucilla
    07/08/2017 at 07:45pm
  • Posted by Debbie Littlejohn from Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Dorothy was a fun cousin! I remember when I road the bus to Holdenville from Stillwater so I could stay with her and observe her classes to fulfill one of my course requirements. I was able to stay a few days and she took me around town and we created several projects. Her students loved her and she was in her element in the classroom. She continued her love of projects and it bought her joy to share her talents! Rest in Paradise sweet Dorothy!
    07/10/2017 at 01:48pm