Nancy Jo Cole Garner of Wewoka passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, in her home at the age of 72 with her daughter at her side.
Nancy was born in Wewoka, on June 8, 1946 to the late Edward and Welene Cole. She married John Paul Garner Sr. on June 22,1962 in Wewoka and too this union four children were born.
Nancy’s hobbies were serving the children at the cafeteria for many years until her retirement on May 19, 2011 from Holdenville Public Schools. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for her kido’s, grandkids, great-grandkids, and anyone who wanted to eat.
Preceding Nancy in death were her husband, John Paul Garner Sr. (1/2/2018); son Walter Williams Garner (1/1/2003); both parents, in-laws, a son-in-law Jerry Lemons, and one sister Dorothy Caudill.
Survivors include children John Paul Garner Jr. and spouse Sandy of Holdenville, Tommy Garner of the home, and Jeannie Lemons of Wewoka; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; brothers Sam Cole of Mcloud, Charles Cole and spouse Janetta of Missouri, and Billy Cole; sisters Gloria Bacon, and Peggy Cole of Colorado; special niece Kathy Caudill; special friend and family friend Kristee Seeley; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Tom Callaway, Bryan Cain, Levi Lemons, Brandson Garner, Jeff Garner, and Robert Babb. Honorary pallbearers were Chad Smith, Eric Freeman, Mikeal Garner, Charles Collins, Marion Burt, and Clayton Whitlock.
Special thanks to Dr. Toma and staff, Hilltop Health Care, and Heartland Hospice staff for their service and allowing Nancy to be comfortable in her home with family in her fi nal days.
Funeral service was 2:00 PM Monday, April 1st , at Stout-Phillips Chapel, with Russell Payne and Sam Ketcher as speakers. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.