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6934 South Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
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Zeilah Maye Harlin

June 11, 1923 – January 23, 2019

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Viewing will be 12-8pm Sunday with family present from 2-5pm. Services will be held 11am Monday in the South Colonial Chapel with burial to follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Newalla.

Zeilah Maye Rogers Harlin died Wednesday January 23, 2019 after a brief illness. She was 95 years old. Zeilah was born June 11, 1923 in Newalla, Oklahoma. She was the third-born behind brother, Orbra Aaron Rogers and twin sister, Leilah Faye Rogers to parents Oscar Rogers and Ora Bell Rogers. Zeilah married Clyde Byron Harlin in a double wedding ceremony with her identical twin sister, Leilah Faye Rogers and William Harlin on D-Day, June 6, 1944, in Newalla, Oklahoma. Zeilah graduated from McLoud High School in 1939. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University for two years and then completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from The University of Central Oklahoma. While attending UCO, she became a member of Kappa Kappa Iota and remained active throughout her entire life. Zeilah taught school for 38 years and was the pianist for Kentucky Avenue Baptist Church in OKC for 74 years. She enjoyed playing the piano, painting, and making ceramics. Her greatest love was spending countless hours making unforgettable memories with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her:
Parents, Oscar and Ora Rogers;
Brother, Orbra Rogers;
Husband, Clyde Byron Harlin Sr.;
Son, Clyde Byron Harlin Jr.;
Brother-in-law, William J. Harlin.

Zeilah is survived by her:
Twin sister, Leilah Faye Harlin of OKC;
Daughter, Jean Statham of Norman, OK;
Nephew, Roger Harlin and his wife, Carolyn Pimsler of Oklahoma City;
Nephew, Randal Harlin of Oklahoma City;
Granddaughter, Whitney Statham and her husband, David Cruz of Ames, Iowa;
Granddaughter, Ashley Statham Lewis and her husband, Jay Lewis of Denton, Texas;
Granddaughter, Kaley Carver and her husband, Trent Carver of Lubbock, Texas;
Grandson, Brady Harlin of Lubbock, Texas;
Grandson, Jesse Harlin and his wife, Amanda Harlin of Norman, Oklahoma;
Granddaughter, Claire Harlin and her fiancé, Justin Luria of Bisbee, Arizona;
Great-Grandchildren: Lincoln Lewis of Denton, Texas, and Ada and Dorian Harlin, of Norman, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial be made to Kentucky Avenue Baptist Church.
2702 S. Kentucky Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73108

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First Visitation

When Sunday, January 27th, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Vondel Smith & Son Mortuary South
6934 S. Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Additional Information Family present 2-5pm

Full Traditional Information

Monday, January 28th, 2019 11:00am
Will Fuentes
South Colonial Chapel
6934 S. Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Interment Information

Monday, January 28th, 2019
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
9612 S. Harrah Road
Newalla, OK 74857