Nina M. Workinger, 78, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma went to her heavenly home Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. She was born on February 3, 1943, in Ossian to Raymond and Delila (Adams) McAhren. She was married March 23, 1962, at Decatur Nazarene Church to her sweetheart, Jerry Workinger.
She was a 1961 graduate of Pleasant Mills High School. She obtained an associate degree from Purdue University then went on to Concordia in 1992 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
She worked at Adams County Economic Development and Fort Wayne Bible College in Indiana. After the death of their youngest son, Ray, she and her husband moved to Estill Springs, Tennessee where they owned and operated a bed and breakfast called the Ray of Hope Center to help grieving individuals.
She was a member of the Estill Springs Church of the Nazarene in Estill Springs, Tennessee. She was a former co-director of Compassionate Friends in Tullahoma, Tennessee and a former member of Business & Professional Women USA. She held BPW offices at the local, district, regional and state and was recognized as the BPW USA top recruiter for 2003. She volunteered at Contact Lifeline, Selective Service Board and United Way Board of Adams County.
She enjoyed traveling and taking cruises, watching Wheel of Fortune, eating out and spending time with her family, especially her two great-granddaughters.
She is survived by son, Scott Workinger (Todd Arehart) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter, Annette (Brett) Krick of Norman, Oklahoma; grandson, Jace R. (Jacinda) Noe of Norman, Oklahoma; two great-granddaughters, Brielle Noe; and Briley Noe of Norman, Oklahoma; sister, Miriam Jackson of Berne; three sisters-in law, Shelby Myers of Ohio City, Ohio; Sara (Mike) Eyanson of West Monroe, Louisiana; and Barbara Clark of Monroe; and four step-grandsons, Trey, Jarrett and Colten Krick; and Ryley Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on March 22, 2016; sister, Ellen Frey in 1979; son, Ray E. Workinger in 1986; and two brothers-in-law, Rodger Frey in 2015; and Rex Myers in 2021.
Visitation will be four hours prior to the 2 p.m. celebration of life service Friday, December 31 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. Officiating will be Pastor Steven Lester. Burial will be at Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.