The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

June 8, 2014

Rachel P. Poindexter

Published 6-8-14

ENID, OK — The funeral for Mrs. Rachel P. Poindexter, 86, of Enid, will be 10 a.m., Monday, June 9, 2014, in Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Miller officiating.

Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

She was born to Sam and Dolly Balden in Oklahoma City on Aug. 4, 1927, and passed away on June 3, 2014.

She moved to the Fairview area with her family and later to Enid in 1936. She attended Enid schools and graduated from Enid High School in 1946.

She married Orin Poindexter on Feb. 7, 1964, in Enid.

She worked for the telephone company as an operator and later as an inspector until her retirement after 32 years.

She volunteered as an elementary school teacher’s assistant for nearly a decade and enjoyed helping children.

She is survived by her husband Orin, of the home; his daughter, Helen Hoffman and husband, Larry of Okeene; and 13 nephews and nieces, Byron Balden of Enid, Okla., Beverly Williams of Waukomis, Okla.; Brad Balden of Auburn, Calif., Warren Balden of Dallas, Texas; Craig Balden of Tampa; Fla., Blair Balden of Portage, Mich.; Keith Balden of Safety Harbor, Fla.; Brenda Rookard of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; David Gilmore of Houston, Texas; Melinda Davis of Odessa, Fla.; Steve (Sam) Gilmore of Texas; Kent Balden of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Mark Balden of Carson City, Nev.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association with Brown-Cummings serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be given at

(Submitted by family)

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