Shirley Marie Vanderpool was born January 31, 1951, in Claremore, Oklahoma, to Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Willey. She died, surrounded by her loved ones, Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 66 years. Shirley was reared and educated in Bartlesville and Oologah, Oklahoma, and graduated with the Oologah High School Class of 1969. She was married June 27, 1969, in Oologah to James Claude Vanderpool. Shirley was a homemaker while her children were in school and in 1998, she began working as a clerk with American Airlines in Tulsa. Shirley was a faithful Christian woman who had attended several church fellowships in the Oologah area. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes including baking, shopping, traveling, and camping, taking many trips with her family to spend vacations and holidays together. Those she leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include:
Karen McElhaney and husband Josh, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Scott Vanderpool and wife Kayce, of Roanoke, Texas
Mark Vanderpool and wife Ralawnda, of Clarksville, Arkansas
Traton Vanderpool, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Paden Vanderpool, of Edmond, Oklahoma
Grant Vanderpool and Garrett Vanderpool, of Roanoke, Texas
The children wish to extend their gratitude and love to Shirley’s sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Steve, and nephew, Brian Wigginton, for all of their support, and to Shirley’s aunts, her prayer warriors, Deta, Chibie, and Arvilla, and to the loving caregivers at Clarehouse.
She was preceded in death by her father, and her husband, Jim Vanderpool.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at Zion Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Oologah with Pastor Charles Brown officiating. Serving as casket bearers will be Scott Vanderpool, Mark Vanderpool, Paden Vanderpool, Grant Vanderpool, Josh McElhaney, and Brian Wigginton. Honorary casket bearers will be Traton Vanderpool, Garrett Vanderpool, and Steve Wigginton. Committal service and interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Talala, Oklahoma. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
So sorry please accept our heart felt condolences. Love and prayers to family and friends.
— Terry Staires, Tuesday – January 16, 2018
Shirley was such a happy, fun, Christian lady. Spent many hours at her house through the years. She will be missed. Praying for peace and comfort for all her family and friends.
— Holly McComb, Tuesday – January 16, 2018
Your momma was a beautiful,kind, loving, playful, giving woman! I will always remember her and will cherish our time together! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Love you
— Hope Lowry, Tuesday – January 16, 2018
Your family was a blessing. Those hugs and late night talks at the dinner table will be remembered. Thank you for allowing me to take care of your family.
— Leigh Pierce , Tuesday – January 16, 2018
Ms Shirley will always hold a special place in my heart. She was the type of person that once you met her, she made you feel like you had known her forever. She was so friendly and just the sweetest! My prayers are with you today and the days ahead. May God grant you peace that passes all understanding.
— Lynn Harris, Tuesday – January 16, 2018
Shirley was a lady full of grace, she was very kind and thoughtful. Praying for peace and comfort for all.
— VanBerschot, Wednesday – January 17, 2018
My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss.
— Gwynda Robinson , Wednesday – January 17, 2018
Pleasant memories….prayers and condolences for the family. God bless you all.
— Connie Hendrix-Cason, Wednesday – January 17, 2018
Shirley was such a warm and happy person. Your loss will turn to wonderful memories with time. So very sorry for your loss.
— Nancy McGinnis, Thursday – January 18, 2018
I’m so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. It’s been years since I’ve Seen that smiling face. Can never remember a time she didn’t have a smile on her face. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers 😥💔🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Paula Harbuck, Saturday – January 20, 2018
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Thursday – January 18, 2018
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Zion Hill Church
11501 South 4060 Road
Oologah, OK 74053
Friday – January 19, 2018
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Shirley Marie Vanderpool to
P.O. Box 103
7617 South Mingo Road
Tulsa, OK 74133