Myrtle Mae Hey, 87, former Wanette resident of Blair, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Local funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday t the Blair First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Mitchell and Erin Martinez officiating. Local services are under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home in Altus. There will be a Rosary held at 7 p.m., Friday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wanette. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Hey will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr officiating. Burial will follow in the Wanette Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Myrtle Mae Charlton was born on Nov. 6, 1926 to Corbett Ray and Ruby May (Garrett) Charlton, in Cogar, Okla. She attended school at the Timber Ridge School near Cogar. Myrtle and Lawrence Marion Hey were united in marriage on Oct. 17, 1953 in Oklahoma City at the Sacred Heart Church. She was a mother, homemaker and a beloved cafeteria worker at Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City for many years. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association as well as the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wanette. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, gardening, sewing, canning, and doing word search puzzles. Myrtle's all time favorite pastime was spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Cecil Charlton.
Myrtle is survived by her husband, Lawrence, of the home; a daughter, Karen Hey-Downing of Blair; two sons, Larry Hey and wife Davetta of Newcastle, and Robert Hey and wife Sherri of Blair; 11 grandchildren, Brian Downing and wife Sabor, Matt Downing and wife Amanda, Justin Downing and wife Michelle, Stephanie Hey and Fiance Michael Tachell, Dustin Hey, Steven Hey and wife Derenda, Brandon Hey and wife Molly, Jeremy Hey and wife Brittany, Breawna Hey, Austin Hey, and Rick Mullendore; 13 great-grandchildren with another one on the way; two brothers, Walter Charlton and Conn Charlton and wife Nancy; two sisters, Alma Anthony and Ruth Hall; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Childers and husband Roy. She also leaves behind many life-long friends and precious family members.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
at (580) 353-8145, Jackson County Memorial Hospital Hospice at (580) 481-2320 or to the
at (800) 342-2383..
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com