Frances Oekerman
Frances Oekerman
  • November 20, 1928 - November 2, 2017
  • Midland, Texas

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On November 2, 2017, Frances Oekerman went to be with her Lord. Born in Vernon, Texas on November 20, 1928 to the late Murl and Lillian (Talley) Maberry, Frances Myrle grew up in Texas and Oklahoma and graduated from Empire High School (near Duncan, Oklahoma) in 1946. While working as a telephone operator in Duncan, she met and, in 1949, married Cecil Oekerman. As Cecil's job with Halliburton necessitated, the family moved to Canada, Venezuela, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and finally to Midland, Texas where the couple retired.
An accomplished seamstress, Frances also became a talented artist. Her art graces the homes of her family and friends. No matter where the family lived, Frances was an active member of their church, being involved in many different ministries. The last two churches of which she was a member were First Baptist Church Midland, Texas and Wiley Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas.
Frances is survived by her sons and their wives: Mitchell and Stacey of Abilene, Joe and Becky of New Braunfels, and Patrick and Amy of Oro Valley, Arizona and five grandchildren: Emily, David, Mark, Ruth Ann, and Rachel. She was great-grandmother to Jinjer, Olive, Grant, Wesley, Charlotte, Evan, Luke, and Daisy. Other relatives include her sister-in-law, Irene Davis.
Frances will be buried in Midland, Texas in Resthaven Memorial Park next to Cecil. Visitation with the family will be held at Ellis Funeral Home from 9:30am to 10:30am on Saturday, November 11. Her graveside service will follow at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to one's favorite charity.