Lucy Lee Bingham, age 59, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012 following a short battle with lung cancer in her home in Cushing.

Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Cushing and will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Cushing, OK with Pastor Roger White officiating.  Burial will follow the Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, OK.

The daughter of the late Lester Raymond Creel and Leila (Hutchinson) Creel, Lucy was born on June 10, 1952 in Iraan, TX.  She was reared and educated in Lawton, OK graduating from Eisenhower High School with the class of 1970 and later earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Florida State University.  In 1971 she entered into the United States Navy where she served until 1979.  While in the Navy Lucy met and married Owen Bingham who was also in the Navy and to this union three children, Misty, Amber, and Dustin were born.  The couple traveled extensively while in the Navy and lived in various places across the United States and the world including Florida, Maryland, and Cuba (where their three children were born) and Georgia and Scotland.

Lucy moved to Bay City, TX in 1991 where she lived until 1999 when she moved to Cushing.  While living in Cushing she worked for Enercon Services which did remediation on the old Kerr McGee site in Cushing.  Following her work with Enercon she traveled extensively while working as a Health Physics Technician.

Lucy was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and in her spare time she loved to work in her flower gardens, spend time with her dog, Max, and her cat, Sox, and frequent the casinos where she loved to play Mystic Mermaid slot machines. 

Survivors include her daughter, Amber Lee Bingham of Lenexa, KS; three grandchildren, Nevaeh Lee Bingham and her mother Tisha Mitchell, Devon Michael Bingham-Meek, and Bridgit Elizabeth Morganna Bartlett and her parents Brian & Eileen Bartlett; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Lucy was preceded in death by her son, Dustin Michael Leonard Bingham; one daughter, Misty Brandy Bingham; and one brother, Lamar Ray Creel.

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