Lestine (Patton) Shorter, 85, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Wilson. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, in The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest with Chaplain Matt Benedict officiating. Services will conclude in The Chapel with private interment to follow in McAlister Cemetery.
Lestine was born on March 16, 1931, to Elzy Qutman “E.Q.” Patton and Mattie Pearl (Stinnett) Patton, at Marietta. She married William “Bill” Shorter on Dec. 15, 1952. She enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William “Bill” Shorter; three brothers: Paul Patton, Bill Patton and Lawrence Patton; two sisters: Hazel Riddle and Earnestine Faulkner; two infant children; and adopted grandson, Trever Kallie Morgan.
Lestine is survived by two sons: Kenneth Shorter and wife, Lonna and Carl Shorter and wife, Lucy; three daughters: Sandra Barnes and husband, Joe, Deborah Palmore and Margie Roberts and husband, Charlie; 10 grandchildren: Danny Shorter, Joey Shorter, Ginger Baker Hudson, Sandy Baker, Jeremy Shorter, Brandon Shorter, Michael Shorter, Bradley Shorter, Jason Roberts and Justin Roberts; 23 great-­grandchildren; and one brother, R.L. Patton.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons: Jeremy Shorter, Brandon Shorter, Michael Shorter, Bradley Shorter, Jason Roberts and Justin Roberts. Honorary bearers will be Danny Shorter, Joey Shorter, Ginger Baker Hudson, Sandy Baker and Eddie Askew.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Cross Timbers Hospice and Wilson Nursing home for the care of their loved one Lestine.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to give donations may make them to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C St. NW, Ardmore, OK 73401, or to Wilson Nursing Center, 867 US­70 ALT, Wilson, OK 73463.
Family visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening at Griffin ~ Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left on Griffin­Hillcrest Funeral Home’s Facebook page.