Ann M. Strickland, age 80, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Sunday, April, 22, 2018.
Ann was born on Feb. 16, 1938, in Savannah, Ga., the daughter of James and Grace McGaughey.
After graduating from Savannah High School in 1956, she started her first job at Union Camp Corporation. She met the love of her life, John, on St. Patrick’s day in 1958 and they were married on May 18, 1959, until his death in 1994.
She was preceded in death by her husband John and her parents.
She is survived by her daughters, Lee Maniatis and husband Dean Maniatis and Laurie Henderson and husband Jimmy Henderson; her son, John and wife Denise; her grandchildren, Matt and his wife Tess, James, Kincey, Luke, Madison and Bridger; her great-grandson, Henry; sister, Sue Stallcup and her husband Gary, of Pooler, Ga.; niece, Amy Stallcup; nephew, Scott Stallcup and his wife Abbie and their children, Leighton, Remi and Stone. She was also loved by many cousins and family members.
Those who knew her, know what a true Southern Lady she was. She loved to volunteer at the Ponca City Opportunity Center or any place that needed help. She was a member of DAR, PEO, the Red Rose Garden Club and the Good Samaritan Sunday School Class at First Methodist Church. While working with the funeral and wedding committee she found special joy preparing the flower arrangements.
Playing tennis, bridge, golf and yard work were some of her pastimes, but spending time on the beach was her greatest joy.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Ponca City Opportunity Center, 2225 N. Union St., Ponca City, OK 74601.
Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.