Friday, May 20, 2016

Estelle Durbin Ragland

    Estelle (Durbin) Ragland went home to be with her savior from her home in Talihina, OK on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the age of 96.  Estelle was born on October 26, 1919 in Recyl, OK to Earnest E. & Dona (Doshier) Durbin.  Estelle devoted her life to providing a wonderful home for her husband and four children.  She worked tirelessly to provide home-canned fruits & vegetables and was an excellent seamstress.  She also spent many years teaching the first grade class at Hartshorne First Baptist Church.  Estelle was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Herman Lee Ragland on 8/19/2015;  her parents; brothers, Doyle, Loye, Ethan; sister, Lillian.
She leaves to cherish her memory her  daughters & sons in law, Janet & Dale Riley of Eufaula, OK, Susan & Reed Heflin of Oologah, OK; sons & daughter in law, Thomas Lee Ragland of San Diego, CA, Jerry & Brenda Ragland of Broken Bow, OK;  6 grandchildren & their  spouses, Tim & Lauren Ragland of Idabel, OK, Stephannie Ragland of Broken Bow, OK , Bryan & Mary Ann Riley of Argyle, TX, Andra & Greg Pinkston of Jenks, OK,  Brent Heflin (currently attending school in Dublin, Ireland) , Linden & Sasha  Down of Chicago, IL; 8 great grandchildren, Erin, Daylen & Anderson Riley, Mason & Matthew Ragland, Cole, Logan and Lucas Pinkston; sisters, Hazel Burch of Lubbock, TX, Shirlene Price of Arkansas City, KS ; brother, Harlan Durbin of Oklahoma City; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
       Services will be 1 pm, Monday, May 23, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, LeFlore, OK with Rev. Larry Matthiesen officiating.  Interment will follow in LeFlore Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Thomas, Jerry  & Tim Ragland, Dale & Bryan Riley, Reed Heflin.

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