Inez Muirhead passed away Friday, December 10th, 2021 in Holdenville, Oklahoma.
Inez was born on June 11, 1923 to C.A. and Lula Pruitt in Wetumka, Oklahoma. She attended grade school at Friendship and graduated from Yeager High School. Inez was a member of Wewoka Church of Christ.
At age 19, Inez met the love of her life, Dewey, at a pie supper, where she won his heart with a pineapple pie. They were married on July 15, 1942 in Van Buren, Arkansas. While Dewey was serving overseas in World War II, Inez worked in a shipyard in California. They welcomed two children during their marriage, Tommy and Marilyn. Inez and Dewey are known across the state as one of the oldest living married couples in Oklahoma. They have been interviewed by several news stations and their love story is forever documented in the library on the campus of Oklahoma State University. Their love story spanned 79 beautiful years.
Inez was known as grandma to four precious grandsons and later became known as Grandma Inee to ten great grandchildren. Inez loved being with her family and celebrating every occasion possible. Her last big celebration was July 15, 2021, in celebration of her 79th wedding anniversary.
Inez is preceded in death by her parents, C. A. and Lula Pruitt; her brothers, George Pruitt and Glover Pruitt; sisters, Onvie McElyea, Edith Hays, and Onema Nunes; and her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Muirhead. Survivors left to cherish her memories are her husband, Dewey Muirhead; son, Tommy Muirhead; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Jim Moody; grandchildren, Tim Muirhead and wife Vonda, Terry Muirhead and wife Kim, Jason Moody and wife Kristi, and Marty Moody and wife Mandi. She is also survived by 10 great grandkids; Macy Muirhead, Colton Muirhead, Connor Muirhead, Creed Muirhead, Landon Moody and fiance` Gracie, Lexie Moody and fiance` Hunter, Kadey Moody-Durbin and husband Daniel, Gabey Moody, Brody Moody, and Koby Moody.
Serving as pallbearers are her four grandsons. Her great grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers.
Inez’s family would like to thank HealthBack Home Health, Holdenville General Hospital, Heritage Village Nursing Center, Traditions Health, and her special friend, Tim, for their compassionate care during her final days.
The family will greet guests on Monday, December 13, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stout Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.
Services will be held Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stout Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka, Oklahoma, with Eddie Neal and Larry Bailey officiating.
Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma under the direction of Stout Phillips Funeral Home.