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Age 87

Widow of Surgeon Is Dead on July 6


Katherine Summers Tollett, 87, the widow of Dr. Charles A. Tollett Sr. (the prominent Oklahoma City surgeon), died at her home on July 6.

Funeral services were held on July 13 at Temple & Sons Funeral Directors. Rev. Marcellus Fields officiated.

Interment was held at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

Katherine Augusta Summers was born on April 28, 1931, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Frank M. and Katherine Dent Summers.

She graduated valedictorian from Lincoln High School in East St. Louis in 1947, she attended Howard University and graduated from the University of Indiana with a bachelor of arts degree, having majored in English.

She did further study at the Katherine Gibbs School in New York and at Brooklyn Law School.

Mrs. Tollett was a member of the Beta Sigma Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Oklahoma City chapter of The Links, and had been a member of the Oklahoma City chapter of Jack & Jill of America.

Also, she was a member of The Muchado Club and the ...To Read More...subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper