Daisy Dell Myers passed away Saturday evening, April 30, 2016, after having enjoyed a rich and full life which spanned 92 years. She has enjoyed living just down the street from her only child, Leona, for much of her time as a Claremore resident. In recent years she was lovingly cared for by the staff at Wood Manor Nursing Home.
Services to honor and celebrate Daisy's life are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. She will be laid to rest at Dawes Cemetery in rural Chelsea. Her grandson, Reverend Raymond Dale Dudley and close friend Reverend Pierce Duckett will share fond remembrances and words of comfort. And her great grandchildren, Skye, Sierra and Zack will sing her favorite songs. Friends and family will visit at Rice Funeral Service on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m.
Daisy was born in Tahlequah, Okla. on July 18, 1923. She was the daughter of Jesse and Flora Bell (Milam) Harrington. She grew up and attended school in Tahlequah and Parsons, Kansas. As a young adult she remained in Parsons, marrying Lloyd Vance. One daughter blessed their union. Though Daisy and Lloyd divorced, they always shared the bond of parenting. In 1955 Daisy and Ray Myers married. She was widowed when Ray was killed while serving with the Airforce. Daisy's life journey took her down a path that brought a fifty year relationship of love and joy with Denny Jordan. The two shared a rich and rewarding relationship throughout those years. Home for the couple was their farm located between Adair and Foyil. They made that life productive as they both enjoyed their rural home setting, and they also operated a mobile home park that gave many others the same serene setting. When Denny passed away, Daisy moved to Pryor, until 2010 when she moved to Claremore to enjoy being near her family.
Things that were most important to Daisy were the people in her life. And she took great pleasure in sharing her cooking talent with those she loved. She could fry chicken that was out of this world. But son-in-law, Raymond recalls with fondness that the gravy that accompanied her chicken dinners was his favorite. She had a green thumb and enjoyed the fruits of her labor. Her tomatoes were always abundant and delicious and she loved her chickens. She'd make some extra spending money by selling the eggs.
Daisy Dell Myers is survived by her loving family who include her daughter and son-in-law, Leona and Raymond Dudley; two grandsons, Raymond Dale Dudley and wife Tama and Tommy Joe Dudley and wife Sharon; and her 10 beloved greatgrandchildren and 6 great greatgrandchildren all of Claremore.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray Myers, her life partner Denny Jordan, and her two brothers Henry and Jesse Harrington.
Published on May 3, 2016