Katherine Nida Klinglesmith was born October 12, 1922, west of Perry. She was the daughter of E.V. and Anna (Zeller) Nida. She married Raymond Klinglesmith March 19, 1945. She attended several Noble County schools and her first two years were taught by her sister, Mary Nida Adams. She graduated from Orlando High School in 1940. She was a member of the band and was band queen two years. She was secretary of her class for four years. She said that going to Orlando School was some of her happiest years.
She married Raymond Klinglesmith on March 19, 1945, and they had three children; Sandra Simon and Kathy Wilson of Perry, OK. One son, Terry and his wife Alma of Gracemont, OK. Due to her husband's work, they lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Illinois, after which they moved to Chickasha, OK, where they lived for fourteen years. There, she was secretary of P.T.A. and a Girl Scout Leader. Later they moved back to Perry where she worked at J.C. Pennys for fifteen years. She retired to enjoy her grandchildren and great grandchildren who were her greatest joy. She was called by many names such as Granny, BeBaw, Aunt Cab, and Katie.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Perry, the Women's Guild, Women's Fellowship, and enjoyed many Bible Studies.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond, seven brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by her children, five grandchildren: Kimberly Harman, Orlando, OK, J.D. Allen and Amy, Perry, Ryan Wilson, Perry, Josh Klinglesmith and Jodie, Gracemont, OK, and Daniel Klinglesmith, Broomfield, Colorado, and five great grandchildren. Also, many nieces and nephews who were all dear to her.
Viewing at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home will begin on Tuesday. Service will be held at Gracehill Cemetary at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 16th. Pallbearers are Max Adams, John Severe, Mark Nida, Bob Nida, Gary Nida, and Kyle Klinglesmith. Honorary Pallbearers are Mike Nida, Dale Nida, Curtis Nida, Ronnie Nida, Carl Nida, Mike Updike, and Kenny Nida.
Memorial contributions may be made to the "Oklahoma Heart Research and Education" care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N 7th Perry, OK 73077.