Luretha Carol Caldwell, 82, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Heavener, OK. Luretha was born December 10, 1934 in Tarby, OK to Leonard Earl & Lena Viola (Dickinson) Coggins. She was a program director for USDA. Luretha was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church where she played piano and organ. She also played for the Poteau Business Men's Choral Group, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jerry Coggins & the father of her children, Bruce Caldwell.
Survivors include her daughter & son in law, Michele & Todd Peters of Poteau, OK; sons & daughters in law, Mark & Lorraine Caldwell of Poteau, OK, Matt & Donna Caldwell of Sallisaw, OK; 6 grandchildren, Chase Caldwell, Chelsea Thomas, Lisa Minor, Samantha Cory, Aaron Caldwell & Leah Montgomery; 5 great grandchildren, Lizzie Thomas, Fletcher Mark Thomas, Easton Montgomery, Thatcher Minor & Tucker Minor; sister, Nancy Coggins Rotz of Cushing, OK; brother, Dr. Larry Coggins of Oklahoma City; nieces, Dr. Lisa Rotz and Nancy Rotz Jackson; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Memorial services will be 10 am, Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Southside Baptist Church, Poteau, OK with Revs. Jim Reed and Jim Cook officiating.
The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
Contributions (checks may be made to the Luretha Coggins Caldwell Music Education Scholarship). CASC Development Foundation, 1507 S. McKenna, Poteau, OK 74953 Contact Mandy Roberts, CASC - 918-647-1214.