WILSON — A celebration of life for Martha Jean (DeLano) Patrick is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Henson officiating. Interment will follow to Mt. Olive Cemetery in Healdton.
Martha Jean (DeLano) Patrick, 77, was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Noble, Ill., to the late Lewis Richard DeLano and Frances Louise (Hildebrant) DeLano. She departed from this life on Jan. 15, 2017, in Ardmore.
Martha’s family moved to Healdton in 1944 after the death of her grandfather, William Arthur DeLano. She attended Dundee Schools graduating in 1957 with a class of 11. Martha married Jim Patrick on June 22, 1957, and to this union they were blessed with three children. She volunteered as 4-H and Cub Scout Leader while her kids were in school. She was also a proud member of the Wilson Extension Homemakers and the Ardmore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Martha graduated in 1982 with a degree in Nursing from Murray State College. She worked as a nurse at Ardmore Memorial and Jefferson County Hospitals as well as several home health agencies in Ardmore and Oklahoma City. Martha retired in 2002.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Richard Lewis DeLano.
She is survived by her daughters, Anna Nath of Lone Grove and Paula Palmer and fiancé, Mike Wyatt of Wilson; son, Mike Patrick and wife, Sheresa of Duncan; brother, Jim DeLano and wife, Jeanne of Ardmore; sister-in-law, Juanita Segroves of Wilson; grandchildren, Jessica Fielding and husband, John of Wilson, Jennifer Nath of Norman, Jonathan Patrick of Oklahoma City, Brittney Beck and husband, Josh of Wilson, Hayley Nath of Norman, Sarah Workun and husband, Gharrett of Yukon, Matthew Patrick of Norman and Nathan Wyatt of Wilson; great-granddaughter, Kadie Beck of Wilson; and numerous other family and friends.
Family will serve as casket bearers.
A special thank you to Nadine Cochran and the nurses and staff at Ideal Home Health of Ardmore for taking such good care of our mom. Also a special thank you to Sarah and Joanna and the nursing staff on 2A at Mercy Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilson and Healdton Public Library.
A family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. this evening at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson. Online condolences may be made to  www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.