Annie B. Langley, longtime Newkirk resident, died late Saturday night, Sept. 1, 2018 in South Central Kansas Medical Center, Arkansas City. She was 77.
Cremation has been effected under the direction of Miller-Stahl Funeral Service. A private family service will be held at a later date.
The daughter of Lonnie Lee and Arline Forrest Mears, Annie was born Aug. 9, 1941 in Brickeys, Ark. She grew up and received her education in Arkansas. After she finished the seventh grade, she had to quit school to take care of her brothers and sisters while her parents worked in share cropping. When she was 17, Annie and her new husband begin their new life together.
In 1981 Ann moved to Newkirk. On March 21,1983 she and Dean Edward Langley were married in Miami, Okla. They made their home in Newkirk where she has since resided. Mr. Langley died March 7, 2004.
Ann’s work history includes employment with Dough Boy Swimming Pool Factory in Helena, Ark., Timex in Little Rock, West Gibson Department Store in West Helena, Huffy Bicycle Plant in Ponca City and Rodeo Meat Packing Pant in Arkansas City.
Ann was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed fishing, quilting and sewing. She was an avid reader and loved animals.
Her family is happy in knowing their momma is safe with her husband Dean and with her best friend Bill, starting bonfires and laughing again.
Annie is survived by her children Brenda Likens, of Cabot, Ark.; Doris Beckner, of Dumas City, Ark.: Wanda Yearber of Newkirk; and Theresa Greensberg, of Russellville, Ark.; six siblings, Emily Nolan, Patricia Gladney, Evelyn Jones, Darlene Mears, Johnny Mears and Tommy Mears; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four grand pups.
In addition to her husband Dean, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Sue, Maxine, Peggy and Betty; and a grandson.