Martha Ocella Wynn Kaufman passed away peacefully Friday night after a long illness at the home of her devoted caretaker and loving daughter. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She never raised her voice but one look from her would set you straight. She was a 1950 graduate of Reidland High School. Ocella was employed by South Central Bell Telephone Co. where she retired as a Group Chief Operator. She loved doing crossword puzzles and tending to her family.
She is survived by her children, Karla Pierce (Tim), Gayle Bennett (Don), Frank Kaufman (Teresa); seven grandchildren, Nathan Pierce, Kent Pierce, Patrick Kaufman, Brad Kaufman, Melissa Swain, Cory Bracey, and Brandon Bennett; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Brenda Houser (Jerry); and one brother, Gary Wynn (Jeannie), several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was her husband of 52 years, Buddy Kaufman; parents, Curtis Lee Wynn and Minnie Jackson Wynn; three sisters, Shirley Weitllauf, Patsy Chandler, and Nettie Bowman and one brother, Billy Eugene Wynn.
Due to the coronavirus, services will be private with no public visitation; graveside service only with immediate family.
Arrangements by the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home.
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