Claremore Daily Progress

April 7, 2012

Inola resident 100 years and counting

Claremore Progress


Katie May Williams, born Sept. 15, 1910, was inducted in the Centenarian Club of Oklahoma on April 6, 2012 in Inola.  
A native of Carlsboro, Okla., Katie is one of nine children born into the family of Lenora and Samuel Luckettt, a farmer. None of her siblings are living. 
Early in her life she moved to California but has spent most of her life in Oklahoma. She remembers from her childhood days how she helped her dad plow in the fields and had lots of fun doing it. She remembers their having the first car in the neighborhood, a Ford. She has traveled by wagon, horses, then car. Going to tent shows was a favorite family outing. 
After high school, she married Wes Pitts. They had one child, Clyde, who lives in Loma Rica, Calif.  The family now includes three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.
During World War II Katie worked in a shipyard and later in a plastic factory. Most of her years she has been a homemaker. She enjoyed hosting holiday gatherings and cooked for all the family. It is said she could cook anything from meats to baked goods to candies and it was all delicious.  
Her hobbies have included camping, cooking, playing cards, doing needle work and crafts, and even water skiing in her 60’s. Two big changes in her lifetime that she has enjoyed are transportation and movies.
Katie believes that “keeping active” helped her to reach 100+ years. Currently she resides at Inola Health Care Center where she enjoys the friendly, safe and caring environment. She enjoys watching the birds in the large bird house and the wonderful food served at the facility.