Early June Jeffries © Roberts and Son Funeral Home 01-2012 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Early June Jeffries of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Sunday, January 8, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 90 years.
Early June Jeffries was born on June 5, 1921, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to R. E. and Mary Frances (McCreary) Park. She grew up in Tuttle, Oklahoma, graduating from Tuttle High School in 1938. She then furthered her education by attending Los Angeles City College in California for two years. Upon completion of her education she returned to Oklahoma and settled in Norman where she began working for the Rural Electric Association. She was later transferred to Lindsay, Oklahoma, with the R.E.A. She entered the United States Army on September 25, 1943 serving in the Signal Corps in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Following her discharge on February 11, 1946, she moved to Blackwell to make her home and began working for Kay Electric Cooperative. She married Raymond Jeffries on April 26, 1947, in Blackwell and they made Blackwell their home. In 1951 she began working for Conoco in Ponca City and worked there until her retirement in 1983. Her husband preceded her in death on June 7, 1999, and she continued to make Blackwell her home. She later moved to Dallas, Texas, to be near her daughter. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Blackwell. She also held membership in the Desk and Derrick Club and the American Legion. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and making others feel special.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Jeffries of Dallas, Texas; and a sister, Mary Messer of Dallas, Texas.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 12th in the Roberts and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Blackwell with the Rev. Jeff Koch of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in her honor with the American Cancer Society in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.
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