A celebration of life for Dorothy Bernice (Cupp) Von Tungeln will be held at the Verden United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 1,2012 at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment at the El Reno Cemetery.

Dorothy was the eldest child of Harry and Zillah Bernice (Vasey) Cupp, born April 12th, 1918, in El Reno, Oklahoma.  After graduating from El Reno High School, she married Elmer A. Von Tungeln on January 1, 1938, and they enjoyed 64 years of marriage.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Elmer, two sisters, Wanda Mullen and Maxine Cummins, and one great grandson, Alex T. Von Tungeln.

Dorothy is survived by her brother, Waverly Cupp of Norman; three sons and daughters-in-law, Neal and Betty Von Tungeln of Oklahoma City, Dale and Faye Von Tungeln of Vernon, Texas, and Clark Von Tungeln of Verden; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Scott Cailteux of Lawrence, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Dorothy lived a long and healthy 93 years, and had a tremendous love for her family and friends.  She lived through the Great Depression which instilled a true independent, pioneering spirit.  She was a hard working farmer’s wife and assisted her husband in whatever chores needed to be done.  Whether it was milking cows, feeding calves, baling hay or delivering meals to the wheat fields, Elmer and Dorothy were always working hard together side by side.

She was a modest but proud woman who was plain spoken and straight forward.  She and Elmer truly believed in living within their means and lived by the motto, “waste not, want not”.

Friends may sign the guestbook and leave condolences at  www.ferguson-funeralhome.com   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Verden United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 361, Verden, OK 73092.

Viewing will be held Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Monday 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home in Chickasha.  Viewing will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Verden.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home in Chickasha.