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  • Joretta Carol Kuykendall, 1937 - 2020

Joretta Carol Kuykendall, 1937 - 2020

Joretta Carol Kuykendall was born Dec. 25, 1937, to Ernest Carl and Naomi Madelyn Bishop in Bristow. She departed this life May 7, 2020, at the age of 82 years.

She was a 1956 graduate of Bristow High School.

Joretta Bishop was united in marriage to Glen Dale Kuykendall. From this union were born three children, Timothy, Kimberly and Eric. They enjoyed many years together before Glen passed away in 1985. Later in life Joretta would fall in love again and spend many years with Jerry Lee Ash until his passing in 2003.

She retired from Super H Grocery Store in 1995 where she had worked as the office manager. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzle books and watching birds and squirrels play outside. She enjoyed watching sports especially the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Oklahoma Sooners. She also enjoyed watching the reality show “Big Brother”.

She is survived by three children, Timothy Dale Kuykendall and wife Evie, of Norman; Kimberly Naomi Armitage of Bristow; Eric Shawn Kuykendall and wife Tammy, of Bristow; one sister, Ernestine Hulsey, of Tulsa; five grandchildren, Monica Michelle Schweighart, of Oklahoma City, Austin Glen Kuykendall of Bristow, Trevor Dane Armitage, of Norman, Dakota Bryn Kuykendall, of San Antonio, Texas, Montana Garrett Kuykendall, of Edmond; three great grandchildren, Aiden Armitage, Aidan Kuykendall and Jackson Schweighart.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Glen Kuykendall and Jerry Lee Ash; one sister, LaDonna Hutton.

Private family graveside services were held due to the Covid-19 health crisis. We encourage you to express condolences to the family on our online guestbook at

Bristow News Record

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