Emily Lou was born July 8, 1923 in Eldorado, OK to James and Julia Byrd. She died February 29, 2004 in Midwest City, OK at the age of 80 years. Mrs. Acton was a member of Wickline United Methodist Church of Midwest City for 42 years. She loved her family, entertaining friends, as well as square dancing, boating, playing bridge, and was an avid OU fan who loved tail gating before the games. Mrs. Acton is survived by: 2 daughters; Linda L. Welch of Texas, and Patricia Acton of Arizona; a daughter in law Judy Acton of OK; 2 grandchildren, Christopher Acton and Tracy Kennedy; one great granddaughter Taylor Kennedy; 2 sisters Lavinia Herring and Lorene Herring, both of California. She was preceded in death by her hushand James R. Acton, her son James Acton, II, her parents, 3 sisters, and 1 brother. The family would like to thank Hospice Quality Care, I.H.S. Nursing Home of Midwest City, and Rev. Mark Barnett and Trina from Wickline United Methodist. Services were Thursday, March 4, 2004 under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Northeast Funeral Home.
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Published in The Oklahoman from Mar. 3 to Mar. 6, 2004