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 January 2018 Obituaries 

Joan P. Brookshire


Graveside funeral service for Joan P. Brookshire, 74, of Chickasha, OK will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in the Verden Cemetery in Verden, OK.  Rev. Johnny Wray will officiate.

Joan P. Brookshire was born the daughter of Clifton Marion Pace and Mary Marjorie McVey Pace on May 30, 1943 in Lawton, OK.  She died on January 26, 2018 in Chickasha.

Joan grew up in the Verden area.  She was raised on the family farm where she helped around the farm and in the family garden.  She graduated from Verden High School and lived in the Verden area all but a few years of her life.  She loved to crochet.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband Tom Brookshire; her parents; her brother Robert Pace; her sister Kathryn Pace; and her stillborn daughter.

Joan is survived by her sons Robert Sharp, James Brookshire, Tony Brookshire and Leonard Melton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Interment will be in the Verden Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home. 


Jamie May (French) Martin

Funeral service for Jamie May (French) Martin, 29, of Oklahoma City, OK will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Gracemont First Baptist Church.  Rev. Joseph Ellis will officiate.

Jamie May (French) Martin was born the daughter of Jeanne Mosley (French) on December 28, 1988 in Lawton, OK.  She died on January 11, 2018 in Oklahoma City.

Jamie grew up in the Chickasha and Verden areas where she graduated from Chickasha High School.  She attended Platt College in Oklahoma City for one year and received her dental assistant certification.  She worked as a dental assistant at various dental offices but was primarily a stay at home mom dedicating her life to raising her children.  She loved being around her kids and watching them play sports.  She also played on various volleyball teams. She later began working as an administrative assistant for the Delaware Nation.  

Jamie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents William and Betty French and aunts Jennifer Komardley, Gail French and Mary French.

Survivors include husband Tyler Martin; children Noah, Evelyn and Gracelyn; mother and stepdad Jeanne Mosley and Michael; sister Maylynn Mosley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Interment will be in the Cache Creek Cemetery near Apache, OK.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home. 


Eleanor Inez Leach Addy

Funeral service for Eleanor Inez Leach Addy, 96, of Chickasha, OK will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 15, 2018 at Epworth United Methodist Church.  Rev. Scott Keneda will officiate.

Inez was born on October 9, 1921, in Lookeba, Oklahoma, to Robert E. and Lillie Leach.  She died on January 9, 2018, in Oklahoma City.  She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert, Clifton and a baby boy; two sisters, Iris Crowell and Verna Mae Leach; three nephews; one niece; and her husband of 46 years, Bill Addy.
 
She is survived by daughters Susan and Sharman (Don Armstrong), and honorary daughter Judy Davis; Sharmon (John) Milby; Clifton (Schuyler) Leach; nephews Kem (Cathy) Crowell and Sam Davis; nieces Dorlana Crowell, Catherine Addy-Bernstein (Howard), Francine (Gene) Novosad, Rosemary Addy, and their families.
 
Raised on a dustbowl farm, Inez milked cows, picked cotton, and early learned the value and joy of work and self-sufficiency.  She graduated from Eakly  Highschool, and earned a BS in Education from Southwestern State Teachers College in Weatherford.  She later taught in Eakly, Oakdale, and Anadarko.
 
Immediately before World War II while attending college, Inez met her future husband Bill, with whom she shared a romantic long-distance courtship.  They married January 19, 1944.
 
Upon Bill’s return from service Inez quit teaching and the couple moved to Chickasha and set up practice as “W.E. Addy, Public Accountant.”  They worked side by side for forty-six years while raising two girls.
 
Always a “doer,” Inez contributed countless hours in service to her church and community.  An energetic perfectionist with a quirky intelligence, she loved music and art, expressing herself through painting - and creative cooking - in her retirement.  Inez treasured her weekly canasta group, and valued people most of all.  She was a good listener, an independent thinker, and a wise counselor to all who knew and loved her.  Her life made this world a better place.
 
Inez lived at home on her own until her death, on her own terms, at 96.  We are so sorry for us.
 
Memorials may be made to NewView Oklahoma, Daily Word/Unity International, or the charity of your choice.

Interment in the Fairlawn Cemetery will be private.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


Roberta Louise “Bobi” Elliott

Memorial service for Roberta Louise “Bobi” Elliott, age 82, of Chickasha will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Epworth United Methodist Church.  Rev. Scott Keneda will officiate. 

Roberta Louise was born the daughter of Edward and Lois Quayle on October 29, 1935 in Chickasha.  She passed on January 9, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Bobi grew up in Chickasha, graduating from Chickasha High School in 1952. She attended Oklahoma College For Women.  She was a beauty queen and the Chickasha Rodeo queen in the early 1950's.  

One afternoon, Ott was driving his convertible down the street with Wayne Goss and noticed her walking down the sidewalk.  He said, “Hey, who’s that girl walking down the sidewalk?”  Wayne said, “That is Bobi Lou Quayle.”  He said, “I want to meet her”.  He did, they dated and that’s all she wrote.  After marrying on April 17, 1954, they moved to Florida where Ott served as lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  After retiring from the Air Force, they moved to Houston where he began his new career as an oil jobber.  They later moved to Altus with their three children where he started Elliott Oil Company.  

Bobi was a hardworking homemaker, dedicated member of the Altus United Methodist Church, involved in the PTA, and ladies golf group at the Altus Country Club.  She enjoyed antiquing and opened her first antique shop called Yesterday’s.  In the late 70's, the Elliott’s returned to Chickasha and Ott bought her dream home, the old Humphrey Mansion.  She was a member and actively involved in the Epworth United Methodist Church. Bobi was a member of the PEO Chapter FV, Christian Women’s Club of which she help to organize, was past president and an area representative.  She opened another antique  shop, Yesterday’s, in operation for over twenty years.  Her antique store was a place of prayer and ministry to those in need. 

Bobi knew her sports. Whether it be collegiate or professional football  and basketball. She knew the players and even their second team players and their statistics. She knew more than most men did of these sports.  OU football was an early passion of both Bobi and Ott.  They were season ticket holders for fifty three years.  If not at the game, she listened via radio.  She also enjoyed watching figure skating and golf. 

Bobi never required materialistic things.  All she wanted was for her family to know God so that we could all be together in Heaven one day.  She lacked for very little but never asked for more.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ott Elliott, Jr. on December 6, 2017; son William “Bill” Ott Elliott, III; her parents Edward and Lois Quayle; sister Mary Lois Saathoff.

Survivors include daughter Debi Freeman of  Edmond; daughter Lori Riggs of Moore; grandson Grant Willoughby of Nichols Hills; numerous family members including Tex Elliott, Nancy Jarvis, Vicki Clem, and Steve Saathoff; special friend  Gaye Goss.
 
Service is under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


McRay Funeral Home
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 806, Chickasha, OK  73023
Location:  110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, OK  73018 
Corner of 8th & Chickasha Ave. Near Downtown
Phone: 405-224-4141

Email: mcrayfh@aol.com

Fax:  405-224-1584

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