Obituary for Shirlee Ebert

Ponca City Now - June 11, 2019 3:31 pm

Shirlee Myrlene Ebert

July 12, 1935 – June 10, 2019

Shirlee Myrlene Ebert of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Monday, June 10, 2019, in the Blackwell Regional Hospital at the age of 83 years.

Shirlee Myrlene Ebert was born on July 12, 1935, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, to Fred H. and Edna M. (Smith) Musselman. She grew up in Tonkawa and attended Tonkawa Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1953. During high school she worked at her parent’s laundry business. Upon graduation she began working at the S. H. Kress Co. in Blackwell. In the spring of 1954, Shirlee met the love of her life, Max Allen Ebert and they were married on October 22, 1955, in Blackwell. Following his discharge from the United States Navy, she returned to the home to care for her family. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church and served as a substitute teacher in the Blackwell Public Schools. She later worked for Dr. Gerald O’Mealey in Tonkawa for fifteen years. She was very supportive of her children’s activities and her husband’s involvement with the Masonic Lodge. Shirlee was a fifty year member and active in the Order of Eastern Star and served in many state offices becoming a Grand Officer for the Grand Chapter in 1993. She also served as a Blackwell Hospital Volunteer for over thirty years. A favorite hobby was watching the Professional Bull Riders events, outside activities, reading, country music, poetry, nature, her pets and sharing laughter and good times with family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Mike Ebert and wife Angie of Muskogee; a daughter, Sherri Ebert and life partner Andy Anderson of Lawton; five grandchildren, Tara Casey and husband Melvin, Jason Ebert, Matthew Potts and wife Stephanie, Nicole Ebert, and Taylor Miller; nine great grandchildren, Kimberly, Kevin and Keri Casey, Kaedin, Mystic, Gaberilla and Memphis Ebert, and Ida and Dominic Potts; one great great granddaughter, Alison Casey; a sister-in-law, Jannis Musselman; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Blaine Musselman; and a sister, Freda Durbin.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 17th in the Roberts and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Blackwell with James W. Roberts and the Order of Eastern Star officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Lennie DeBoard, John Campbell, Mike Creech, Bill Wiggs, Jim Inmon and Bob Noblett.