Fern F. Hargis
Fern F. Hargis
  • October 23, 1924 - September 22, 2017
  • Prague, Oklahoma

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Juanita Fern Hargis, 92, went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2017. Fern was born in Temple, OK on October 23, 1924 to Charlie Lee and Ethel Annie (Arthur) Ross. Fern was a faithful Christian. She never had a negative word to say about anyone and could always find the positive in any situation. She was the wife of a pastor for 30+ years and attended Bethel Church of Choctaw for many years. Fern worked for the Anchorage Public School system in Alaska before retiring. She loved her family very much especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Fern enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, needlepoint, and anything that kept her busy. Some of her family's favorite dishes that she would make were smothered steak, homemade biscuits and gravy, and coconut cream pie. Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Phillip Lee Hargis; son, Roger Allen Hargis; grandson, Lee Pearson; and siblings, Leon Ross, Charles Ross, Raymond Ross, Pauline Ross, and Virgil Ross. Survivors include her children, Phyllis Kaye Calloway and husband Clyde, Richard Lee Hargis and wife Rose Etta, Jeffrey Neil Hargis and wife Edie, Colleen Elizabeth Smith and husband Jack, Anthony John Hargis and wife Crystal and Diedre Leah Hargis; daughter-in-law, Linda Hargis; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her dearly. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Bethel Church of Choctaw with interment to follow at Gracemont Cemetery in Gracemont, OK.
Arrangements under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, Oklahoma City, OK.