Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shirley M. Schell, 73, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012, at her home in Tulsa, following an illness.

Shirley was born on Aug. 14, 1938, in Powell, Mo., the daughter of the late Chester Woodard and Oleta (Banks) Laughlin. She worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., before moving to Tulsa in 1968. She attended the 10th and Rockford Church of Christ in Tulsa. She enjoyed collecting antiques and Barbies.

Shirley married Donnie Schell on June 2, 1957, in Baxter Springs, Kan., and he survives. Additional survivors include; one son, Brad Schell and his wife, Rebecca, of Tulsa, Okla. Two sisters, Clyta Brewer and Joyce Botts, both of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren, Kara Renee Gourd and her husband, Bruce, and Scott Allen Schell, of Tulsa, Okla. and one great-grandchild, Breanna Gourd, of Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral services were Tuesday at the Pea Ridge Church of Christ. Tom Burr, Minister, officiated. Burial was at Pea Ridge Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.