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Tina Marie Burtrum, 51, of Stillwater, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater.

A celebration of Tinas life will be 10:00am, Friday, December 15, 2017 at Life Church in Stillwater with pastor, Cody Chaloner and Scott Heddleston officiating. Private interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Garden in Stillwater. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 8:00pm and Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 9:00am to 8:00pm with family greeting guest from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Dighton-Marler Funeral Home.

Tina was born November 15, 1966 in Columbus, IN to Howard and Gladys (Heddleston) Skillman. She grew up in the Stillwater area and graduated from Ripley High School in 1985. Tina and Clay Burtrum were married November 27, 1999 in Stillwater. They were blessed with three beautiful daughters. Family was the very heart of Tina. You could always find her supporting her girls activities, whether it was sitting in the cold cheering on Karly during a soccer game, waiting with great anticipation on the judges decision for Kinzies show animal, or hauling Avery miles and miles to multiple cheerleading competitions.

Spending time in the mountains or on the sandy shores of some beautiful beaches were another great enjoyment of Tinas. She also enjoyed traveling back to Indiana to visit family every chance she got. Her friends say she always had the biggest smile and best hugs ever. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart. Her faith in him was always her rock. She was a member of Life Church of Stillwater. The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during Tinas brief illness and sudden passing.

Tina is survived by her loving husband, Clay; three daughters, Karly, Kinzie, and Avery, all of the home; mother, Gladys Varnell and husband Gary of Perkins, OK; two brothers, Ken Skillman and wife Tonya of Stillwater, OK, and Scott Heddleston and wife Angie of Stillwater, OK; two sisters, Stacy Smith and husband Mark of Frisco, TX, and Heather White and husband Mark of Parker, TX; step-brother, Earl Heddleston and step-sister, Sherry Jackson and husband Doug all of Las Vegas, NV; step-mother, Elaine Skillman of Frisco, TX; Father-in-law, Mike Burtrum and step-mother-in-law, Susan of Stillwater, OK; mother-in-law, Becky Burtrum of Stillwater, OK; brothers-in-law, Kelly Burtrum of Enid, OK, and John Burtrum of Yukon, OK; sisters-in-law, Cady Roberts and husband Kris of Decatur, IL, Jean Guest of Stillwater, OK, and Sara Robison and husband Toby of Oklahoma City, OK; grandparents-in-law, Jack Crellin and wife Carol of Perkins, OK, and Patricia Burtrum of Mesa, AZ; five nephews, Brian Skillman, Riley Smith, Kyle Collins, Joe Burtrum, and Dylan Roberts; nine nieces, Westyn White, Adeline Skillman, Emily Heddleston, Maddy White, Allix Burtrum, Taylor Burtrum, Evie Burtrum, Brooklan Roberts, and Sloan Robison; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Skillman; brother, Brian Skillman; Step-father, Bob Heddleston; grandparents, Bill Burtrum, and Viola Crellin, Leonard and Vera Stevens, Kenneth and Ruth Skillman.

Memorial donations may be made to Burtrum Girls Scholarship Fund in c/o Dighton-Moore Funeral Home, 5106 N. Washington, Stillwater, OK, 74075.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.pmcfhstillwater.com
Published on December 12, 2017
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