Sherry, Edna Beatrice (Douglas)
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Tulsa World
Tulsa , Oklahoma
March 15, 2007

 Edna Beatrice Sherry, (also known as Bea, Sally and Doll), 87, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2007 in Tulsa, OK. She was born July 3, 1919 in Cordell, OK, to Luther and Edna Keeter Douglas. She graduated from high school in Oilton, OK.

Mrs. Sherry graduated from Oklahoma A&M (now OSU), with a degree in Education and later, earned a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Tulsa. She married William G. Sherry on April 29, 1945 and enjoyed 48 years of marriage to him, before he preceded her in death on June 15, 1993. Her specialty was "reading" and she loved to teach beginning readers. She taught in a one room school, grades first through eighth in St. Elmo, IL, and later taught in Delaware, OK, where she met her husband. She also was a band director in Delaware.

During World War II, she worked for Douglas Aircraft in the summers. She taught first grade and kindergarten in Tulsa Public Schools for 34 years at John Burroughs, Sequoyah, Cecilia Clinton, Waite Phillips, MacArthur and Walt Whitman. She retired from teaching in 1981 and spent the following years enjoying her precious grandsons. She was able to take a trip to Florida with her family for the past several years and loved seeing the ocean. She loved The Spaugy's extended family and she was able to attend a Spaugy family reunion last summer. Thanks for always including her in all the Spaugy family activities and treating her so special. She especially loved playing Skipbo and helping pack meals for the homebound with Denise Hopper and all of her very, very special friends at the Regency Park Nutrition Center. Thank you all for caring for her so much. She was a member of First Baptist Church and looked forward to the great Bible teaching and fellowship that her Sunday School Class provided. Also, a special thanks to Tina and Eric from Mahogony Transportation and Laurie Williams and Visiting Angels, who assisted with her caregiving and helped to make her days more fun.

Mrs. Sherry was preceded in death by: her husband, Bill; her parents; her sisters, Cleta Graham and Zylpha Holiday; her in-laws, Bill and Ethel Sherry; and her sister-in-law, Jean Masters.

She is survived by: her daughter, Lisa Spaugy and her husband, Don Spaugy, whom she lived with for the past several years in Tulsa; and her 2 special grandsons, Matthew Ryan Spaugy and Aaron William Spaugy. She also is survived by: nieces, Sherry Ashbaugh, Janice Hinkley and Betty VanBurkleo; nephew, Phil Masters; and brother-in-law, Ray Masters.

Service will be held 2 pm, Friday, March 2, 2007, at Moore's Southlawn Chapel, with Larry Merideth officiating. Graveside service to follow at Floral Haven in the Lord's Supper Garden. Memorial Contributions maybe made to First Baptist Church, Tulsa.



Complied and transcribed by Zoey Fryhover, 2009.

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