Essie Lee Wozencraft Sluder OLTON-Essie Lee Wozencraft Sluder, 100, of Olton, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Lubbock. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Olton. Interment will follow in Olton Cemetery. Essie Lee was born on May 26, 1914, in Eldorado, Okla., to Floyd and Eunice (Fellers) Coleman. A lifetime Olton resident, she graduated from Olton High School in 1931. On Dec. 2, 1934, she married her high school sweetheart, Ivin Wozencraft. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1992. She married Tom Sluder on June 19, 1993, and he preceded her in death on March 16, 1997. She taught school for over 30 years in Olton and in Tulia and was known for her famous school teacher looks. Essie Lee loved to sew, quilt, and was especially good at baking bread. She volunteered at the Running Water Draw Care Center. She rode her bicycle to the care center many days and could be seen around town on her bicycle until she was 94. She was a one of a kind grandmother and loved spending time with family. She especially looked forward to the after school visits from Ian, Lorena, Elijah, and Noah. She was preceded in death by a son, Ivin Wozencraft, Jr.; three grandsons, Rickey, Danny, and Darrell Wozencraft; a granddaughter, Deanna Wozencraft; five brothers; and a sister. Survivors include her daughter, Dee Smith of Lubbock; six granddaughters, Morgana, Dena, Debbie, Dee, Renee, and Melissa; 11 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Runningwater Draw Care Center P.O. Box 409 Olton, TX 79064, or the Olton Cemetery Association P.O. Box 1055 Olton, TX 79064. The family will receive friends at the Ramage Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. A special thanks to Hospice of Lubbock and Home Instead of Lubbock for the special care given to Essie Lee.
Ramage Funeral Directors - Olton
715 West 9th P.O.Box 1086 Olton, TX 79064
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 19, 2014