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Obituary for Tomasine Dummer

Ponca City Now - June 28, 2018 10:28 am

Tomasine Charlene Dummer

December 24, 1941 – June 26, 2018

Tomasine Charlene “Tommie” Dummer, age 76, longtime resident of Ponca City, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her home east of Ponca City.

A graveside memorial ceremony to celebrate her life will be held 11:00 am on the 3rd day of July, 2018 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Tommie was born on December 24, 1941 to Stanley Simanek and Ruth Downing Simanek at home in Uncas , OK. She was raised in Uncas, while attending Ponca City High School and graduated with the class of 1960. During high school, she met Howard Thomas Dummer through a friend at the A&W drive-in. Their friendship blossomed quickly and led to a marriage on November 19, 1961 in Ponca City. Their marriage was blessed with one son. After graduating high school, Tommie began working in the mail room at Conoco. Over time, she excelled in her work and after being promoted several times, finishing her career as a Payroll Tax Manager before she retired with over 40 years of service. Throughout her life, Tommie adored her time with her family. Especially enjoying the trips in their RV down to the Gulf of Mexico, fishing and seeking adventure. As well, Tommie was pleased to ride alongside Howard in their classic cars to various events with their club friends. Tommie was known for her big heart and cared deeply for others which was demonstrated by her years of donating several gallons of blood while over her lifetime.

Survivors include her husband Howard Dummer of Ponca City, Son, Mark Dummer of Jenks, OK, sister Rosa Ann “Rosie” Coffee and husband Robert of Newkirk, brother in law Vernon Gardner of Ponca City and granddaughter Hannah Dummer of Jenks, OK.

Tommie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Elva Lee Gardner and daughter in law Shelle Dummer.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

Source: Trout Funeral Home