Tanya Chanta’ Moran, age 49 lifetime resident of Idabel, OK passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at in Pawhuska, OK. She was born on August 15, 1972 in Longview, TX, the daughter of Phillip Gilbert and Becky Kitchings Gilbert Brock.
Chanta was a homemaker and a very strong independent lady. Her life was full of challenges and she met them head on and accomplished many of the goals she set forth for herself. Chanta’ never gave up, she sometimes just found a different path. She loved people, never met a stranger and cherished time spent with her family. Her greatest joy was serving as a pink lady every Thursday at McCurtain Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed crocheting on Fridays with the “Happy Hookers” and playing bingo at the Idabel Public Library.
Chanta’ always had a positive attitude and a smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Phillip Gilbert; maternal grandparents, Mitchell and Irene Kitchings; paternal grandparents, Jake and Louise Gilbert; aunt, Linda Coleman; sister-in-law, Amanda Moran and nephew, Jake McLain.
Chanta’ is survived by her husband, Adam N. Moran of Idabel, OK; mother, Becky Brock and Gary of Idabel, OK; mother-in-law, Charlene Jones of Mexico; father-in-law, Gary Moran of McAlester, OK; brother, Todd Gilbert and Heidi of Stillwater, OK; sister, Kristin Bell and Chris of Hawaii; brother-in-law, Damon Moran and Katie of Edmond, OK; nephews and nieces, Dakota Gilbert and Ally of Moore, OK, Kayla Pierce and Zach of Yukon, OK, Brett Bell of Hawaii, Brock Bell of Phoenix, AZ, Ethan Moran, Ellah Moran, Beckett Moran and Sophie Moran all of Edmond, OK; a great-niece, Haidyn Pierce of Yukon, OK; and a very special Auntie Grandma, Mary Lou Mooring of Lindale, TX along with other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the White Family Chapel in Idabel, OK with Bro. Doug McClure officiating. Interment will follow at the Denison Cemetery.
The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 pm.
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