Obituary for Shirley LaFosse

Ponca City Now - September 2, 2021 3:31 pm

Shirley Ann LaFosse

January 19, 1941 – August 31, 2021

Shirley Ann LaFosse, age 80, of Perry, Oklahoma peacefully left the arms of her loved ones and entered the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at home on August 31, 2021, in Perry, Oklahoma.

Shirley was born on January 19, 1941 in Luther, Oklahoma to Herman and Donna (Pickle) Habben. She graduated from Red Rock High School and went on to business school in Edmond. She married the love of her life, Jesse LaFosse and had one son whom she loved dearly. She had an entrepreneurial spirit which enabled her to own and operate the Red Rock Cafe, a welding service and shop in Red Rock, and a jewelry store on the square in Perry called The Treasure Chest. She learned piano at an early age and enjoyed playing in her brother Buddy’s band, played at many churches around the area, but her favorite place to play was in her home.

Her favorite job and hobby, though, was being a mom to Kyle and Grandma to her three Grandkids. A job she took very seriously. She enjoyed attending baseball, football, and basketball games, stock shows, and musical concerts where she’d tap her feet to the beat of a favorite drummer.

Survivors include: her son, Kyle LaFosse and his wife, Holly, of Perry, OK; two step-sons, James LaFosse and wife, Nelda, and John LaFosse and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Dalton LaFosse, Jada LaFosse, and Kyler LaFosse; and great-grand child, Pierce LaFosse.

Shirley is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jesse LaFosse; her parents, Herman and Donna Habben; her brothers, Buddy Habben, Tommy Habben, and Joe Habben; and her step-son, Glenn LaFosse.

She was a wonderful Grandma and MOM who loved the Lord.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sumner Fire Department in care of Trout Funeral of Perry, 1408 N 7th St, Perry, OK 73077.

Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home of Perry, 1408 N 7th St, Perry, OK 73077.

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Source: Trout Funeral Home