Beta Omicron Chapter’s first rose queen passes

Beta Omicron Chapter's first rose queen passesClois Lea Warner Witt, 80, the first Rose Queen of the Beta Omicron chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Northwestern State University died August 18, 2015 in Thomson, Georgia.

A native of Louisiana, Mrs. Witt was the wife of the late Robert Daniel “Jack” Witt. She was involved in health care for most her life and had a passion for encouraging children to receive immunizations as a registered nurse.

She was a long time Methodist and participated in Honduras missions sponsored by her church. Mrs. Witt will be remembered as a person who lived life fully and inspired others with her adventurous spirit.

Mrs. Witt was a graduate of Northwestern State University and was a member of the ROTC and Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.

Clois and Peggy Kerr Plunkett, were jointly honored as Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity’s rose queens for 1956-1957, the year the Beta Omicron chapter was first chartered. “Clois attended almost all of our Founder’s Alumni Group reunions and she will be dearly missed,” said Mike Murphy, the chairman of the Beta Omicron chapter’s Founders’ Group. The women were recently featured in a YouTube video series, reflecting on being chosen as sweethearts. The video was recorded at the most recent alumni reunion in October 2014.

She leaves two daughters, their spouses, and two granddaughters.

Memorials are requested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Thomson First United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 8,  Thomson,  Georgia  30824).

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