Modena (Lovelace) Cooley, 84, of Blanchard went home to her heavenly Father on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at her home. The daughter of Ora Dell (Cain) Lovelace and Weaver Jay Lovelace, she was born February 1, 1936, in Temple, Oklahoma.
Modena was raised on a dairy farm in Tuttle and attended Tuttle Schools, graduating in 1954. She married Henry Cooley on November 13, 1954, in Tuttle, Oklahoma.
Modena was a dedicated Mother, Mema, and God’s example of a “virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies” Proverbs 31:10. She worked outside the home for a number of years for Safeway/Homeland and ran a Grade A Dairy Farm with her parents. She loved teaching GA’s and was the Director for Senior Adults at First Baptist Church in Blanchard. She was an active choir member and G.I.F.T. class member at Union Hill Baptist Church in Purcell. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her words, “Put Jesus First.”
She is survived by two daughters, Liz Cooley of Blanchard, and Cindy Conner and husband, Arnold, of Lexington; two sons, Rick Cooley of Lexington, and Rodney Cooley of Blanchard; five granddaughters, Kristi Kerby and husband, Kevin, Meranda Colvin and husband, Brian, Kaitlen Baker and husband, Richie, Kendra Cooley, and Jusdena Ditch; two grandsons, Caleb Cooley and Jason Steward; five great grandchildren, Jaxon, Brian, Radley, Hadley, and Beau; four step-grandchildren, Tristan, Kaden, Reagan, and Kyler; one nephew, Phillip Lovelace and wife, Susan; one niece, Ginger Gordon and husband, Richard; two great nieces, Raina Hawthorne and husband, Robert, and Autumn Lovelace; one great-great nephew, Orin Lovelace; one great-great niece, Eleanor Hawthorne; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Cooley; sister, Betty Lena; brother, Jay Roy; sister-in-law, Edwina; and her parents, WJ and Ora Dell.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, August 17, 2020, at Union Hill Baptist Church in Purcell, with Pastor Barry McConathy, officiating. Interment will follow in the Washington Cemetery in Washington, Oklahoma. Memorial donations may be made to Union Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard. Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.eisenhourfh.com.Read More