Illene Ozment was born to Robert Webb and Audrey Noble in Beaumont, Texas. She passed away Nov. 6, 2018. After graduation from Beaumont High, Illene attended Louisiana State University and played in the marching band.
In 1967 Illene moved to Stillwater to pursue a Masters Degree in Housing and Interior Design. In 1971 she was employed by the City of Stillwater to write a grant for a community arts program and Multigraphis (now Prairie Arts) was created. In 1977 Illene was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to study textile design in Sri Lanka. Upon returning to Oklahoma, Illene married her best friend Pat Ozment and they made their home in Ponca City for next thirty years. Unto this marriage two sons were born, Joshua Patrick and James Adrin (Jimmo). In 2007 they moved back to Stillwater and made their home in rural Payne County.
Illene was preceded by her parents, Robert and Audrey, and two brothers, Robert and Don.
She is survived by her husband of over 40 years, Pat, and sons Joshua and Jimmo (Bri), all of Stillwater; four grandsons, Tavar Booze, Dean Webber Ozment, and Harry Cole Ozment, all of Stillwater, Adrin Wayne Ozment, of Austin, Texas; and daughter-in-law Katie Stiechen, of Austin.
Celebration of life will Friday, Nov. 9 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Memorial contributions can be made in Illene’s name to St. Andrew’s, 516 W. Third St
Stillwater, OK 74074, and Stillwater Medical Center Foundation, 1323 West Sixth, Stillwater, OK 74074.