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Kathrine Dean Tennell

January 10, 1964 — September 25, 2023

Talala, Oklahoma

Kathrine Dean Tennell,59, of Talala, Oklahoma passed away on September 25, 2023, at Ascension St John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born to Aubrey Carter and Nina (Stout) Carter in Houston, Texas on January 10, 1964.

Kathrine grew up and attended high school in Houston, Texas. She attended college, receiving an Associate Degree in Business. Kathrine worked in retail as a customer service representative. Kathrine has several interests including cruising main street, doing nails, cooking, and crafting. She was passionate about her dogs and loved playing with them. Kathrine also enjoyed listening to music.

Kathrine was preceded in death by her mother: Nina Stout, her husband: Raymond Shepherd, and daughter: Jennifer Perales.

She is survived by her children: Teri Dodson and husband, Chris of Missouri; her grandchildren: Bryan Sexton of Tyler, Texas, Camry Hancock and wife, Leslie, Christopher Sexton of Talala, Oklahoma, Michale Doyle of Butler, Missouri, Christian Dodson of Butler, Missouri, and Caitlynn Dodson of Butler, Missouri, her great-grandchildren: Leslie Hancock and Henry Hancock.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Watova Full Gospel Christian Center with Pastor Jolie Blankenship officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Benjamin Funeral Service Chapel. Online condolences can be left at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, October 5, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Benjamin Funeral Services

114 W Cherokee Ave, Nowata, OK 74048

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 6, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Watova Full Gospel Christian Church

, OK 74080

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