The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 29, 2013

Iva Rosebaugh Tingley

Published 4-30-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Iva Rosebaugh Tingley, 92, of rural Nardin, Okla., passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home, with her family at her bedside.

Iva was born Nov. 5, 1920, on the homestead north of Nardin to Cynthia Bennett and Vern Rosebaugh.

After moving to the dairy farm west of Nardin, Iva attended Hurley and Nardin High School through the 11th grade. She graduated from Blackwell High School in 1938. Then she attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College for one year and transferred to Enid Business College, where she graduated in business administration and met her future husband.

She worked for a short time in the accounting department at Long Bell Lumber Co. in Enid.  

On Dec. 24, 1942, she married Everett C. Tingley in Wichita Falls, Texas. They recently celebrated 70 years of marriage.

She was a devoted mother to her three children and a devoted daughter, and helped her father with his dairy until his death in 1978.

In retirement, they loved to travel and visit historical sites. They made several Farmers Union sponsored bus trips to the Washington D.C. area, Pennsylvania battle sites, New York City, Niagara Falls and Hawaii. They enjoyed visiting many State Parks in Oklahoma and Arkansas in their travel trailer. They also enjoyed gardening and their large front yard garden was well known in the community.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Trent Rowe; and a great-granddaughter, Candice Roberts.

Iva is survived by husband, Everett of the home; son, Charles Tingley and wife Gerry of Ponca City; daughter, Barbara Roberts and husband Ronnie of Hennessey; daughter, Jean Whittington and husband Wayne of rural Blackwell; grandchildren, Steven and Christine Roberts, Stacy and Johnny Weber, Gary and Wendy Roberts, Todd and Jeanne Rowe, Stephanie and Cody Stone, Melissa and Michael Scroggins, Robert and Justina Whittington; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Nardin, with Chaplain Tom Howard of Hospice of North Central Oklahoma officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her honor with Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631.

Online condolences can be made at www.robertsand sonfh.com.

(Submitted by family)