Tahlequah Daily Press


July 9, 2014

Patricia Ann Drywater

TAHLEQUAH — Funeral services for Patricia Ann Drywater will be held on Thursday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at Reed-Culver Chapel with Pastor Ross Gourd, Brother Brian Drywater and Pastor Fox Blackfox officiating.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a wake service from 5–6 p.m. at the Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment will be held at the Johnson Prairie Cemetery near Moody. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Patricia Ann Drywater was born on March 9, 1963, in Tahlequah, the daughter of Esiah and Ida (Johnson) Drywater. She attended school at Sequoyah High School. She was a Certified Nurse Aide by profession and was a compassionate caregiver.

She was a proud mother of two daughters, and two grandchildren. Her family was the best part of every day in Patricia’s life. Whenever she wasn’t working, she loved to play softball and played with the Cherokee Stars Softball Team or spend a day at the lake fishing, chasing grandchildren around the yard, and just being with the ones she loved.

She was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and a smile that would light up any room she was in. There was nothing better than a day surrounded by nieces, nephews, cousins, and sisters. She was a happy person, and she made those around her happy and loved.

She was strong in spirit but her body grew weary. The Lord called her to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 5, at her home in Hulbert, with her loved ones gathered at her side. She was 51 years old. She will be greatly missed for all the love and laughter she shared with those who knew her.

Patricia is preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter, Kylee Murphy; her dad, Esiah Drywater; loving sister, Diana Bodee Drywater; grandparents, Bill and Beatrice Johnson; one great niece; one brother-in-law, Allen Houston; five aunts and two uncles.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Ida Drywater of Hulbert; two adored daughters, Jacklyn Masters of the home in Hulbert, and daughter Lucy Jones of the home in Hulbert. She leaves two brothers and two sisters, Vince Drywater and wife Jaime of Hulbert, Tony Drywater of Tahlequah, Sue Houston of Tahlequah, OK, and Laura Davis and husband Sonny of Chewey. Her legacy lives on in her adored grandchildren, Dylan Murphy and Kasiah Murphy; as well as eleven nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, one great-great nephew, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

The family of Patricia would like to give a special thank you to DaVita Dialysis for their wonderful care and support.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 918-456-2551.

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