A Celebration of Life for Rebecca Lea Cunningham Stobaugh Estle is 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Carrell Still will officiate, with burial following in Covington Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Rebecca was born November 19, 1947, in Enid at St. Mary's Annex. She joined the family of her older sister Mary, and her parents John and Lois (Hotson) Cunningham. She passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018, in Enid.
Rebecca started school at Roosevelt and then went to Coolidge when the family moved. Then in 1960, she lost her father. After graduating from Enid High in 1966, she worked at NORCE for a short period of time before going to work in the surgery department at Bass Hospital. Dr. Jerome Dilling sent her for special training to be a certified surgical technician so she could work for him in surgery, which she did for the next 35 years.
She had two younger brothers, John and Robert, who were both born on January 1st two years apart and they completed the family. After marrying Elwyn Stobaugh in 1977, they adopted a baby girl on April 30, 1983 and named her Amanda Rae. She is now grown and was married last September to Zachary Hollandsworth.
Rebecca married Jerry Estle in 2003, and added a son, Jeremy, and daughter-in-law Emily Estle, and another daughter, Alisha Estle, plus grandchildren, Jacobi, Addison, Ryan and Ian.
When she met Jerry, he asked her two questions: 1) do you like to fish? and 2) do you ride Harley's? The answer to both questions was yes; he had found his dream mate! Rebecca and Jerry were married in September of 2003.
Rebecca was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 36 in Enid.
She is preceded in death by her father, John Cunningham; paternal grandparents, Ira and Frances Cunningham; maternal grandparents, James and Norma Hotson, brother-in-law, Delmer Brune; two sisters-in-law, Susan James and Wanda Sawyer; an infant niece, three months old, Sabrina Lynn Cunningham; as well as several aunts and uncles.
Rebecca is survived by her husband Jerry Estle, of the home in Enid; mother, Lois Roberts; daughter, Amanda Hollandsworth and husband, Zachary; son, Jeremy Estle and wife, Emily; daughter, Alisha Estle; sister, Dr. Mary Brune; brother, John Cunningham and wife, Alice; brother, Robert Cunningham and wife, Beth; four grandchildren, Jacobi, Addison, Ryan and Ian; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Sezate and Jan Funderbunk; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorials in Rebecca's name may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Cancer Division, 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 January 30, 2018