Ellen Oweta Skrimager, age 89 of Idabel, OK passed peacefully in her home in Idabel, OK on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. She was born on June 23, 1931 in Clayton, OK to Joe E. and Pearl D. Gardner. She married Douglas Gene Skrimager on June 24, 1950 in Jackson, CA. Together they raised two daughters, Patricia and Zora and a son, Michael.
She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Idabel. She enjoyed sewing, being with family and friends, socializing at the Nutrition Center, yard work, working at thrift stores, playing dominos and poetry.
Ellen is survived by her daughters, Patricia Hurt of Shawnee, OK, Zora Hudson of Valliant, OK, Michael Skrimager of Stillwater, OK; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Juanita “Corkey” Blair of Pasadena, TX; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Doug Skrimager, her parents, three brothers, Finis, Bud, Eual and her sister, Jewell.
Proverbs 22:6, Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Funeral services will be held at White Family Funeral Home Chapel, 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 with Chaplain Donny Day officiating. Interment will follow at the AL Stephens Memorial Park in Clayton, OK.
Public viewing will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Monday, April 12, 2021 , at the funeral home.
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