A Memorial Service honoring the life of Mrs. Margery Dean (Lamb) Sharkey will be 2:00 pm, Monday, March 5, 2018 at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Jim Edmison will officiate. Services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Margery was born October 1, 1923 on a farm outside of Renfrow, Oklahoma, the only child of J. Harry and Frances (Carr) Lamb, and passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in Enid.
In 1935 the family moved two miles south of Numa, Oklahoma. Margery attended rural schools while in grade school, then lived with a lady in Medford while going to High School and graduated in 1941. Following graduation she attended Tonkawa Jr. College. During the war years, 1942-1945 she lived in Chicago, Illinois where she attended modeling school and worked at International Harvester. On January 8, 1946, Margery married Harold Lee Sharkey in Enid, Oklahoma whom she met when she was 16 years old. She waited for him to come back to her after he served overseas during WWII. They moved to the farm he was born on north of Hillsdale and farmed and ranched in the Hillsdale and Medford area for 35 years.
Margery worked part-time at Sears and Montgomery Ward for a short time and then was a full-time mother and homemaker. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress and enjoyed doing all kinds of needlework. She was active in ladies clubs; First Knit-Cro-Tat-Em, and then Keoettes and the Lunch Bunch which she enjoyed into her late eighties. She also worked during elections on the Election Board and was involved in card clubs. She was a member of the Hillsdale Bible Church. She and Harold semi-retired and moved to Enid in 1977. Harold died June 1, 1981 and the following year Margery moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where she took a real-estate course and sold real-estate for a short period. She was active in card clubs, the Antiquers II Club, and attended church while living there. She returned to Enid in 2003 when she was turning 80 and remained in her house until she moved to assisted living in late 2012, where she enjoyed watching TV, reading the Enid Newspaper, playing games and visiting with other residents at mealtime.
Margery is survived by her two daughters, Janice L. Williams, of Oklahoma City; Rita Bode and husband Sunny, of Ames; three grandchildren; Spencer Williams and wife Stacia, of Columbus, Ohio, who are expecting a baby boy in June; Summer McCoy and husband Lt. Col. Mike McCoy, of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and their three children, River, Lily and Bode, with another little girl due in May; grandson Brock Bode, of Lahoma, Oklahoma; sister-in-law Peggy Sharkey Bandy of Enid; as well as eight nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions in Margery's name may be made to the Hillsdale Bible Church with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made and services viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com.
Published on March 3, 2018