Obituary - Wilodean Whitby


Wilodean Whitby
Wilodean Ragland Long Whitby, age 78, passed away on August 4, 2019, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo. Wilodean was born on October 1, 1940, in Valley Springs, Ark., to Barton & Bertie (Kelly) Ragland.
She married Hobert Long and to this union had two sons, Alan and Darrel. After Hobert’s passing, her best friend told her she wanted to introduce her to her husband’s brother, Don Whitby. Wilodean & Don were married on September 16, 1984, and to this union she gained three stepchildren, whom she claimed as her own.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Hobert; her parents; one grandson, Michael; one stepdaughter Terry; one half-sister; and two half-brothers. She leaves behind her loving husband, Don; her sons, Alan Long and wife Debbie, and Darrel Long and friend, Sherry, all of Oklahoma; her stepchildren, Debbie Harris and husband, Alan of North Carolina, Steve Whitby and wife, Manny of Arizona, and Karen Miller and husband, James of Licking; many grandkids and great-grandkids.
Wilodean lived most of her life in Coweta, Okla., until she and Don moved to Licking in October, 2018.
She was an active member of New Bethel Assembly of God in Broken Arrow, Okla., until her health prevented her from going.
She enjoyed traveling, fishing, and she loved doing the card ministry for her church. She always mailed out cards to her family, friends and church family.
She enjoyed the time she worked for the Wagner County Sheriff’s Department and working with the election board.
She will be missed by her family and friends.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfh.com.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., with visitation starting at 1:00 at New Bethel Assembly of God, 24918 E. 111th Street, Broken Arrow, Okla. The family asks that donations be made to Texas County Hospice of Care, Houston, Mo. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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