Funeral services for Zerita “Tommye” Kiesau, 94, Clinton resident, will be held at 11:00 Saturday, February 15, 2020 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Buck Nicholson and Dan Day. Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Zerita Ozanna “Tommye” (Thompson) Kiesau was born September 19, 1925 to Arthur and Ollie (Hale) Thompson in Eagle City, OK and passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the Grace Living Center in Clinton, OK.
Zerita was raised in Eagle City and the Barnitz Creek area and attended and graduated from Butler High school in 1943. She continued her education at the Western Oklahoma School of Nursing.
She was married to Vern Kiesau May 21, 1946 in Clinton. She worked as a registered nurse in the Old Oklahoma General Hospital and she was Dr. Curtis Cunningham’s office nurse for several years before joining her husband in the funeral business.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Junior Service League and the Merry Matrons Club and volunteered in several other activities. She enjoyed traveling with Vern in the RV, working and visiting with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Vern, son, Randy and 10 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a son, Tom Kiesau and wife, Vickie, Sapulpa, OK; and a brother, Hal Thompson and wife Frieda, Edinburg, Texas.
She is also survived by two grandsons, Tyler Kiesau and wife, Stephanie, Sapulpa, OK, and Trent Kiesau and wife, Tracey, Edmond; and five greatgrandchildren, Grant, Kennedy, Zachary, Rachel and Ryan.