Tahlequah Daily Press


August 27, 2012

Gertie Marie Elms

TAHLEQUAH — TAHLEQUAH – Services for Gertie Marie Elms were held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m., at the Hart Funeral Chapel in Tahlequah, with Bishop Brandon Taylor officiating.

Services were entrusted to the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at hartfuneral home.net.

Gertie Marie Elms, the daughter of Robert “Bob” and Cloe (Catcher) Jackson, was born Aug. 27, 1917, in the Piney Community in Stilwell, and departed this life on Aug. 21, 2012, in Tahlequah, at the age of 94 years, 11 months and 25 days.

Gertie enjoyed going dancing, sewing and gardening. She was very talented and enjoyed life. Gertie loved to go fishing and enjoyed being outdoors.

She loved her family very much and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Gertie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walt; daughter, Carolyn Videan; brothers, Allen, Noah, Roy, Bobby, Henry and Raymond; sisters, Ruth Morton and Cathy Jackson; grandson, Carlton Elms; and one great–granddaughter.

She is survived by a loving family which includes her children, Neal Elms and wife Yvonne, of Westville, and Woody Elms and wife Frances, of Tahlequah; brother, Herb Jackson and wife Coella, of Stilwell; sister, Mollie Hudson and husband Paige, of Shreveport, La.; grandchildren, Valorie Muncy and husband Duane, Vincent Elms, Valton Elms and wife Denise, Vickie Morris and husband Randy, Dadreon Perry and husband Earl, Donna Ray and husband Michael, and Barry Simpson; nine great–grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive her.

Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, (918) 456-8823.

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