The Passing of Dr. Edward McCune
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Joe took the picture of his dad in the cockpit of his Stearman biplane.
Also, at the funeral service, Joe read the included poem written by his father's father many years ago.
EDWARD ALLISON McCUNE
Edward Allison McCune M.D. was born on November 3, 1930, in
Tahlequah, to Edward Henry and Vera Allison McCune and died
on Sunday, May 15, 2005, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
in Enid. He graduated from Central High School in Muskogee
in 1948 and attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri,
and Northeastern State Teachers College in Tahlequah before
graduating from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine
in 1955. His internship and surgical residency were at the
University of Oklahoma Hospital from 1955 to 1960.
On January 29, 1960, he married Margaret Douglas Rucks in
Oklahoma City. The couple moved to Roswell, New Mexico, where,
as a captain in the Air Force, he served as chief of surgery
at Walker Air Force Base. In 1962, McCune moved to Enid, where
he opened his private practice in general surgery. After two
years at the Oklahoma City Clinic, from 1965-67, McCune again
returned to Enid, continuing his practice. McCune retired
from general surgery in 2003, after nearly 42 years on the
medical staff of St. Mary's.
McCune was a chief of staff and chief of surgery for St. Mary's
Hospital and Integris Bass Hospital. He was a diplomat of
the American Board of Surgery and fellow of the American College
of Surgeons. He was a past state councilor and member of the
Southwestern Surgical Congress and past president of the Oklahoma
Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the Oklahoma
Surgical Association, the Garfield County Medical Society,
and the St. Mary's Board of Trustees. A founding member of
the University of Oklahoma Surgical Society, he was also a
member of the American Society of General Surgeons, American
Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal
Endoscopic Surgeons and was a guest examiner for the American
Board of Surgery. McCune was a member of the American Medical
Association and Oklahoma State Medical Association. He chaired
the St. Mary's Oncology Committee from 1997 until his retirement.
McCune served on the Enid City Council from 1983-87 and was
an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and Enid
Rotary Club. Since 1987, he served as a medical consultant
for the PEGASYS program "Medicine on Call," and
was on the board of the National Four String Banjo Hall of
Fame and Museum Board of Directors at the time of his death.
He was also a member of the Stearman Restorers Association
and the National Biplane Association.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of the home; daughter
Allison McCune Davis and her husband, Matthew, of Enid, and
their children, Margaret Emma, Mary Evelyn, and Edward Henry
McCune; son Joseph Rucks McCune, of Chicago; daughter Evelyn
McCune Hughes, and her husband, Scott, of Enid, and their
children, Gibson Scott, Amelia Evelyn, Lucas McCune, and Jackson
Starr; and daughter Louisa Douglas McCune, and her husband,
Chad Elmore, of Oklahoma City, and their child, McCune Everett.
Funeral services for McCune will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at
the First Presbyterian Church of Enid, Oklahoma. The Reverend
Matthew Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial
Park Cemetery in Enid. Arrangements are under the direction
of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home. Memorials may be made through
the funeral home to the church.