Cynthia Ahtone

September 30, 1926 - February 8, 2020
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Cynthia Ahtone, 93, of Chickasha, Oklahoma passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 8th, 2020 at the Glenhaven Retirement Village in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She was born on September 30th, 1926 to Mathew & Frances (Giveswater) Iron in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Cynthia lived in Ponca City until she was 18 years old. She attended school at the Pawnee Indian School and Ponca City. Cynthia moved to Anadarko after marrying her husband, Quanah Ahtone in Alabama in 1944. Together they raised five children. She went back to school and received her GED in 1967,then went on to receive her Bachelors Degree from University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 1972. Cynthia worked for the Headstart Program in 1965 when it first began. After leaving the headstart program she went to work for the Fort Sill Apache's and established their Whickiup Day Care Center. After her retirement she opened up the Ahtone Trading Post in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma where she made and sold Native American regalia and supplies. After closing her store she continued to sew and sell her crafts at various craft shows and powwow's. Cynthia loved passing on her talent for beading to her daughters and granddaughters. She loved being with her family and friends. Cynthia will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include:
Daughters: Carol Lindley & husband Tom of Anadarko, OK
Frances Kay Horse & husband Larry of Anadarko, OK
Daughter-in-law: Donna Ahtone of Anadarko, OK
Son: Ronald (RC) Ahtone & wife Karen of Anadarko, OK
15 Grandchildren
35 Great-Grandchildren
18 Great-Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Preceded in death by her Parents: Mathew & Frances Iron, Husband: Quanah Ahtone, Son: Terry Ahtone, Daughter: Nannie Hayes and Grandson: Ronald Ahtone Jr.

Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Ware's Cemetery
Anadarko, Oklahoma

Service Information

Date: February 10, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 11:00 am

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Lynnie Horse
Anadarko, OK
To the strongest beautiful Ponca lady I’ve ever known from my head start teacher to my grandma for life I will always cherish our memories & keep them dear to me & tucked away in my heart forever rest in paradise grandma til we meet again!
Christine Smith
Fort Cobb, OK
Very nice Grandmother to a very nice family of people
Harley Robinson
She was my great aunt and was always good to me rest in peace aunt blue tell Grandma Gaddy I said hi and I miss her
Cadence Robinson
Norman, OK
My condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.
Yvette Yoder
Weatherford, OK
To the family, I’m so sorry for your lost. My heart is with you all! ??
Marilyn Roberts
Apache, OK
Prayers and sympathy for a wonderful family.
Franklin E. Akoneto
Walters, OK
Praising God for allowing our paths to cross through her Comanche grandchildren.  My niece and nephew were always so blessed when visiting their precious Grandmother Cynthia.  She had a sincere dedication to family and culture.  Her conversations at her arts and craft booth at various powwows always made you come away with a good feeling.  Our family knows she was a faithful Christian believer and our prayers for comfort and peace will continue for her family in the trying days ahead.
Charlotte Brown
Tulsa, OK
Sorry to hear about one of our grandma has passed one she was one of the sweetest gaha anyone could ask for my condolences go out to my family in anadarko they family is in my prayers
Angela McCarthy
Anadarko, OK
Cynthia was a very talented and beautiful person. Always friendly and was always at all of the best art shows displaying her amazing crafts. She was one if the best and I hope someone will carry on her talents and designs. Prayers to the family.
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