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Joan Baptie April 26, 1927 - July 19, 2010

Joan (Jody) Pratt, 83, passed from this life Monday, July 19, 2010, in OKC. Jody was born April 26, 1927 in Chickasha, OK to Lloyd C. and Opal Woody Pratt, and was raised in OKC. Jody was baptized as a youngster in the Lincoln Terrace (Kelly Ave.) Christian Church and was a member there for many years. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1946, and then attended Oklahoma A&M College (OSU) for two years, 1947-1948. Jody's first job was with Bell Telephone Co. After 3 years there, she went to work for American Airlines in OKC which became her life's career. In 1962, Jody transferred to Washington, D. C. where she worked in Reservations and the Ticket counter at Reagan National Airport until her retirement in 1991, after completing 40 years of service with American. In 1972, Jody married Charles Baptie, and they resided in Annandale, VA. They enjoyed traveling worldwide, and she was a volunteer with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra where she made many friends. Her work with the Symphony was very dear to her heart. Jody was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Charles. She is survived by her sister, Jane Pratt Halley and her husband Stanton; and her brother, Lloyd (Sonny) Pratt and his wife Barbara; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and many friends. A visitation with the family will be 6-8 Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Service. Burial will be in Fairfax, VA. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Research at the OMRF 825 NE 13th St. OKC, OK 73104

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