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Clemmie Marie Shirley

July 10, 1924 November 23, 2012
Clemmie Marie Shirley
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Marie Shirley of Eldorado, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012, at Integris Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma, at the age of 88.

Marie was born July 10, 1924, in Idabel, Oklahoma to Clemmie and Richard Jones. She graduated from Clarita, Oklahoma, High School in 1942. She married Elmer Shirley March 17, 1943, in Durant, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 2011 after 67 years of marriage.

She is the mother of two daughters: Sandy Richardson of Edmond, Oklahoma; Sharon and Douglas Kerr of Dallas, Texas. She has five grandchildren: Jason and Tiffany Hatcher of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Scott and Amy Booker of Bedford, Texas; Shawn and Cheryl Kerr of Houston, Texas; Sunnie and Josh Cummings of Denver, Colorado; John and Andrena Mena of Austin, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Eldorado, for over fifty years where she served in the choir and taught Sunday School. She worked in the Post Office of Port Chicago, California, during WWII while Elmer was in the Navy.

After the war they moved to Eldorado. She worked at the First State Bank for 30 years and then helped Elmer farm. She received an associate degree at Western Oklahoma State College in Altus in 1978. She was a generous and wonderful lady who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral Services for Marie Shirley will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the First Methodist Church in Eldorado with Reverend Bobby Jones officiating. Viewing and family visitation will be at the Lowell-Tims Center on Main Street in Eldorado from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on November 26.

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