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Howard Thomas Dummer

October 24, 1937 September 23, 2018
Howard Thomas Dummer
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Obituary for Howard Thomas Dummer

Howard Thomas Dummer, age 80, longtime resident of Ponca City, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Ponca City Nursing Home. A graveside memorial ceremony to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, the 28th day of September, 2018 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Tim Russell officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Howard was born on October 24, 1937 to Nora Catherine Rowe Dummer in Claremore ,OK. Later he was adopted by Lester Raymond Dummer. He attended a boarding school in Pawnee, OK and after moving in with his Uncle Watt Rowe, he attended Ponca City High School where he graduated with the class of 1956. Before the start of high school, he began helping his Uncle Watt at Glenn Paris and Sons Furniture and because of his success in high school football, he received a scholarship to play at Iowa State University after graduating, until sustaining a knee injury. He was then drafted into the fourth army quartermaster for over three years. After high school, he met Tomasine “Tommie” Charlene Simanek from a friend at the A&W drive-in. Their friendship blossomed and led to a marriage on November 18, 1961 in Ponca City. Their marriage was blessed with one son. After working at Paris furniture for over 40 years he retired upon its closing. Afterwards, Howard enjoyed taking trips in their RV down to the Gulf of Mexico, fishing and seeking adventure. As well, Howard was pleased to ride alongside Tommie in their classic cars to various events with their club friends. Howard was best known for his wonderful work ethic, amazing woodworking skills, and his witty personality.

Survivors include his son, Mark Dummer of Jenks, OK, brother, Steve Dummer of Ponca City, OK, sister, Sharon Guthrie of Hallet, OK, sister, Andrea Clinton of Marland, OK, and granddaughter, Hannah Dummer of Jenks, OK. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Tomasine, grandparents, Thomas and Katie, parents, uncles, Joe Rowe and Watt Rowe, brothers, Bob, Lester Jr., and Chuck, sister, Leslie and daughter-in-law, Shelle Dummer.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037.

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11:00 AM 9/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Resthaven Memorial Park

1901 East Hubbard Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

Resthaven Memorial Park
1901 East Hubbard Road Ponca City 74604 OK
United States

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Resthaven Memorial Park Final Resting Place

1901 East Hubbard Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

1901 East Hubbard Road Ponca City 74604 OK
United States

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