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Deborah Lynne (Whitten) Burdette

August 16, 1949 — April 15, 2024

Muskogee, OK

Deborah Lynne (Whitten) Burdette

Funeral services for Deborah Lynne (Whitten) Burdette, 74, of Muskogee, OK, were held Friday, April 26, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry, OK. Phil Johnson officiated, and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery, in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Tyson Mish, Kyle Mish, Matthew McCallum, Jr., Ian Massey, Skylor Thomas Gilbert, and Jackson Gilbert. Honorary Casket bearers were Micah Gilbert, Sam Mish, Wolfie Lovelace, Eddie Yaddon, Wilson Gonseth, and Richard Whitten.

Deborah was born August 16, 1949, in Tulsa, OK, to William Paul Whitten and Marian Marie (Jones) Whitten. She passed away April 15, 2024, in Muskogee, OK. 74 years, 7 months, 30 days

Deborah was one of the most successful career advisors in the country and was even recognized in the edition of Who’s Who of American Businesswomen. She enjoyed sewing, singing, and playing the piano in her free time, and was also a wonderful baker.

She is survived by her children, Sabrina Mish-Massey, Wanda McCallum, Tyson Mish, Kyle Mish, and Tara Gilbert; 22 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Whitten; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Mish, Jr.; grandson, Leland Massey; parents, William and Marian Whitten; sister, Donna Morey; and her beloved fur babies, Baxter and Molly.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

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