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ORU Mourns the Passing of Patsy Sutton

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 01/08/2013
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TULSA, Okla.-Patsy Sutton, the mother of Oral Roberts men's basketball Head Coach Scott Sutton, and men's basketball Assistant Coach Sean Sutton, has passed away at the age of 74.

Statement from ORU President Dr. Mark Rutland
"The Sutton family has played a special role in the history of Oral Roberts University and is close to the hearts of our entire community. We are saddened to hear about the loss of Patsy and know she meant a great deal to Eddie, Scott, Sean and their extended family. The ORU community is praying for the Suttons during this time of need."

Statement from ORU Director of Athletics Mike Carter
"The ORU athletic family has lost a very important person today with the death of Patsy Sutton. The Suttons have been a huge part of ORU Athletics for almost 20 years. Patsy was a mentor and friend to so many people and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Sutton family."

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. at First Methodist Church in Tulsa.


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