Viola Gotina McLain Reddout was born on April 2nd, 1919 in Kiefer, Okla. to Harvey DeWitt McLain & Lewadrian Johnson McLain and went to be with her Lord & be reunited with her beloved husband, Ralph, on Sunday, August 26th, 2018.
In her own words, she was married to the love of her life, Ralph Lee Reddout in Oklahoma City, Okla. on November 18, 1939. He preceded her in death on February 23, 1999, a few months shy of their 60th wedding anniversary. To their union of love were born one son, David Lee & one daughter, Deborah Luan. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Sylvia, Verda and Bonnie and one brother, Claude.
She is survived by her son, David Reddout and his wife Sherlene, of Springfield, Mo. and her daughter, Deborah (Debbi) Moore, and her husband Bill, of Las Cruces, N.M. Additionally, she is survived by four grandchildren: Rick (Pam) Reddout of Tulpelo, Miss.; Tonya Reddout (Todd) Eddington of Nixa, Mo.; Anita Blevins Tipton of Tulsa, Okla. and David (Rachel) Blevins of Muskogee, Okla.
Also surviving her are nine great grandchildren: Bryce (Larissa) Eddington; Sean Eddington; Brandon Reddout; Lauren Reddout (Preston) Dent; Daniel Reddout; Jonathan Niemeyer; Tatum Dunn; Larry Blevins & Layla Blevins. She is also survived by three great-great grandchildren: Benjamin & August Eddington & Marynn Reddout.
She is also survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins and one brother-in-law, Perry Reddout of Oklahoma City.
A graduate from Central High School (Oklahoma City, OK) in 1936, Viola was the first in her family to receive a high school diploma. After their marriage in 1939, she and her husband pastored Assembly of God Churches in the Oklahoma communities of Prague, Afton, Fairland, Bixby, Claremore and Commerce. She assisted her husband through her teaching, playing the piano, singing and later in life she became a licensed Assemblies of God minister. Viola enjoyed being a pastor’s wife and loved teaching God’s word and His people.
She was fondly known in various communities around northeastern Oklahoma as “Sister Reddout” and will be deeply missed. In 2004, she was recognized by the national Assemblies of God as the Billie Davis Teacher of the Year Finalist for the Oklahoma District. This recognition was given in honor of her many years of teaching Sunday School.
Viola loved being a Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, GiGi and Great-Great Grandma and treasured every moment she was with her family. She will long be remembered for her humor, her stories, but mostly for the prayers she always said for her family.
Funeral Services will be coordinated by Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami Okla. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, August 28th, 6 to 8 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home (Miami). Services will be held on Wednesday, August 29th, 10 a.m. at Commerce First Assembly of God Church (600 S Mickey Mantle Blvd) with Reverend Howie Moss officiating. Per Grandma’s request, her granddaughter, Anita, will be singing her favorite song, “Jesus Led Me All the Way.”
Pallbearers will be her grandsons & great grandsons: David Blevins, Rick Reddout, Todd Eddington, Bryce Eddington, Sean Eddington and Brandon Reddout. Honorary Pallbearers are Great Grandsons: Jonathan Niemeyer, Larry Blevins and Daniel Reddout. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater, Okla.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of “Brother & Sister Reddout” to Commerce First Assembly of God Church; PO Box 59; Commerce OK 74339.