Shirley George

Shirley George, 80, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at home on the farm in Wakita.

Shirley Marlene Marsh was born on November 17, 1938 to Alford and Norma Marsh. After graduating from Cherokee High School in 1956 she worked as a telephone operator in Cherokee where she met the love of her life, Ercil George.

Ercil and Shirley were married in July of 1958 in Cherokee. Their three sons Kevin, Kelly, and Kris were born in Cherokee. Shirley raised her sons and helped Ercil in the pharmacy throughout their childhood in Davis and Ardmore.

They moved to Wakita in 1968 after the Community Health Center and Pharmacy was established. After purchasing their farm 5 miles south of Wakita, Shirley worked hand in hand with her husband, Ercil, in the pharmacy and on the farm. The farm has continued to be their home throughout the years.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Ercil George; sister, Sharon LaRue; sons, Kevin George and wife, Joy; Kelly George and wife, Debbie; Kris George and wife, Sandy; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Alford and Norma; brother, Jerry; brother-in-law, Jim LaRue; and brother-in-law, Clinton Hays.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, November 15 at the Vining Community Church in Jet with burial following at the Bethel Hawley Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Vining Community Church or the Wakita United Methodist Church and may be left with the Stittsworth Funeral Home 117 E. Cherokee, Medford, Oklahoma 73759.

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