Vera Strayhorn, 98 of Wright City, passed away February 10, 2020 at McCurtain Memorial Hospital. She was born March 9, 1921, the daughter of Charlie and Elfleda Rowan. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Wright City.
Vera was proud of her family. One of her greatest accomplishments was raising a law enforcement family, including retired chief of police, Pat Strayhorn, at Wright City, McCurtain County Sheriff’s Deputy, Kim Oliver, and Wright City police officer, Scott Battiest. She was most proud of having five generations in her family and taking part helping raise her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren which kept her young and kept her going.
Her hobbies included crocheting blankets to give to family members as gifts, playing cards, games and bingo.
Vera is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Sheila Strayhorn of Wright City; sister, Margie Cline of Wright City; grandchildren, Kim Oliver, Robbie McDaniel, Steven Strayhorn, and Natalie Strayhorn; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hubert Strayhorn; two granddaughters, Stacy Strayhorn and Megan Strayhorn; and ten siblings.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the First Baptist Church at Wright City with Bro. Chris Thorman officiating. Interment will be private.
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