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Don Raymond & Shirley Mae (Moody) Elms

Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
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Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Submitted by: Jim Woodruff

Obit for Shirley posted by Janet Laubhan Flickinger
Oct 19, 1936 - Jun 5, 2015


Shirley Mae Elms, 78, of Norman, ascended into heaven with a ray of sunshine upon her face on Friday, June 5, 2015.  She was born in Washington, Oklahoma, the 2nd oldest of eight children to parents, Ervon and Mae (Finley) Moody.  Growing up, Shirley’s passion was playing high school basketball where she achieved the position of captain of her team.  

Following her graduation from Washington High School, she married her husband, Don R. Elms, together they raised three children of their own.  After her retirement from the University of Oklahoma, she thoroughly loved spending time with family and friends.  She was very instrumental in organizing social gatherings for her singles group from church, including hosting many OU football watch parties in her home.  Shirley deeply cherished her family and friends, and was always ready to help anyone who needed any assistance she could offer, whether family, friend, neighbor or casual acquaintance.  Her contagious smile will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  Shirley was a member of and faithfully attended McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church.  

Her survivors include two children, Terry Elms and wife Donette of Norman and Tina Day and husband Bruce of Nichols Hills; one step-daughter, Autumn (Elms) Frazier; three grandchildren, Laurie Todd and her husband Zachary of Edmond, Todd Elms of Norman, and Taylor Day of Chicago, and one great grandchild, Brooks Todd of Edmond.  She is also survived by a brother, Gerald Moody and wife Armelda of Washington and sister, Betty Biby and husband Butch of Purcell, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Darryl, and her siblings, Monroe, Gerry and Merrl Moody, Carol (Moody) Claxton, and an infant brother, Eugene.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. with family receiving guests from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook Street, Norman, Oklahoma. 

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Sunset Memorial Park, 2301 E. Indian Hills Road, Norman, Oklahoma, with the Rev. Cal Brannon officiating

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