Obituaries » Arbie Jewel Fink (Turney)
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November 23, 1924 - January 18, 2018
Burial Date January 23, 2018
Graveside Services for Arbie Jewel Fink, 93 of Vian, Oklahoma will be at 1:00 p.m. on January 23, 2018 at Box Cemetery in Vian, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.
Arbie Jewel Turney Fink made it to her heavenly home for breakfast on the morning of January 18, 2018 after making a lifetime of memories. She peacefully and quietly left her daughters side at the Vian Nursing Home in Vian, Oklahoma, to join a host of family and friends who had been waiting for her, she no doubt went running and shouting to greet them, much like the story she would tell of the day her momma was baptized in the river and came out running and shouting.
Arbie, affectionately known as Jewel, was the youngest child born to Roscoe Conklin Turney and Arizona Boxberry Drewry Turney on November 23, 1924 in Witts Springs, Arkansas.
Jewel moved with her family to the Blackgum Mountain area when she was a young girl. After attending school, she married her high school sweetheart Eugene Marlin Fink on March 3, 1941 at the courthouse in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Together they had three children, Barbara Jean (1942) Jerry Darvin (1945) and Larry Don(1949).
Jewel faithfully followed her husband around from job to job, state to state. Wherever they ended up, lifelong friends were made. They made their home, in California, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Michigan and Florida over the years. But they always returned to their beloved Blackgum, Oklahoma.
Jewel was a founding member of Blackgum Baptist church in 1952. A legacy and foundation she helped build and was most proud. She often prayed that her family might come to find the faith that she served so deeply.
Jewel adored her family, she spent a great deal of time with her, 6 grandchildren, – 14 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. They fondly called her Granny.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara, son Jerry, grandchildren Kim Doengi, Kelly Henshaw (Jud), Karleen Cox (Andrew), Jason Fink (Liberty), Paul Fink and Antony Fink(Natalie). Great Grandchildren Ryan Ellis (Emmie), James Henry (Kelly), Dillon Doengi (Kollie), Allie Henshaw, Aubrey Henshaw, Autumn Henshaw, Madison Cox, Tayla Cox, Sage Fink, India Fink, Lee Fink, EmmaRose Fink, MaKenna Fink, Owen Fink and Kyler Fink. And Great Great Grandchildren, Robert Ellis, Tyler Ellis, Seth Ellis, Brent Ellis, Collin Henry, Emma Doengi and Lincoln Doengi and several nieces.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, her youngest son Larry, her parents, all of her siblings, Ruby Compton, Verbie DaVault, Ona Fountain, Bea Turney and Joe Turney as well as several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services for Jewel will be Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Box Cemetery with the Reverend Dale Ritter Officiating.
Pallbearers are Paul Fink, Jason Fink, Antony Fink, Jud Henshaw and Andrew Cox.
Viewing will be Saturday Noon – 8 pm, Sunday 2 -8 pm and Monday 10 – 8 pm at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK where the family will greet Monday 6 – 8 pm.
Jewel’s cherished moments were cooking for her family and friends. She made sure their stomachs were always full and there was always a place at the table. No doubt she will hold a spot at the table and have a big pot of dumplings or chocolate gravy waiting for the next arrival.