Funeral services for Shirley Jean (Harkins) Teague, 74, of Healdton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Healdton First Baptist Church with grandson the Rev. Michael Johnson and the Rev. Kevin Pridemore officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Olive Cemetery in Healdton. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Shirley was born December 31, 1938, at Ardmore, to the late William Edward Harkins and Margaret Elizabeth (Higdon) Harkins. She departed this life Friday, April 12, 2013, at a health care facility in Norman.
Shirley was raised at Healdton attending school here. She graduated from Healdton High School in 1957 and soon after married Dewey Dale Teague on June 10, 1957, at Healdton. They continued to reside there and Shirley soon became a devoted mother and housewife. She took pleasure in being with her children and grandchildren very much. She enjoyed the many trips watching her son, Chris, rope and rodeo. She never missed attending all the grandchildren’s school activities and loved her flower gardens especially her favorite flower, hydrangeas. She also enjoyed her pastimes camping and fishing with her family and adored her current canine companion, Roxie. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Healdton.
Her husband, Dewey preceded her in death on February 27, 2011. Also preceding her in death, were her parents; a grandson, Scott Smith, June 14, 2003; infant sister, Dorothy Harkins; and a brother, Jim Harkins.
Survivors include her daughters, Sheila Johnson and husband, Cal of Sulphur, and Sharon Smith and Randy Ogletree of Healdton; son, Chris Teague and wife, Wendy of Runaway Bay, Texas; sister, Peggy Fore and husband, Harry of Ardmore; brother, Bill Harkins and wife, Margie of Lone Grove; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one other great-grandchild on the way; and many other family and friends.
Pallbearers are Casey Worsham, Dylan Smith, Cody Teague, Curt Duck, Jeremiah “Frog” Jones and Dillon Lynch.
Honorary bearers are Nicole Duck, Kyle Teague, Conner Smith, Maci Duck, Landon Johnson, Madden Duck, Peyton Worsham, Cale Worsham, one greatgrand baby on the way, Natalie Worsham and Melissa Johnson.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home in Wilson.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.