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Oklahoma singing icon Patti Page dies at 85

BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR, TULSA WORLD Modified: January 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm •  Published: January 2, 2013

Claremore native and music icon Patti Page died yesterday in California.

Page, 85, died in a nursing home in Encinitas, Calif., said press manager Schatzi Hageman in a media statement.

Page is survived by her son Daniel O’Curran, daughter Kathleen Ginn and sister Peggy Layton, Hageman said. “She was a super fine lady, inside and out,” Rene Paquette, the president of Page’s official fan club The Patti Page Appreciation Society, said in an email to the Tulsa World.

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