Patricia K. “Patty” Noel, of Ponca City, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 76 years.
Patty was born on Oct. 31, 1940, in Newkirk, the daughter of Joe B. and Nora Bell Fuller Pierce. As a young girl she moved with her family to Blackwell where she grew up and graduated from Blackwell High School in 1958. On April 2, 1960, she married Larry M. Noel in Blackwell where she served her family as a homemaker. In 1964 they moved to Ponca City to make their home. In 1972 she worked with her husband operating the Tastee Freeze before they owned and operated H. and N. Sporting Goods in Ponca City until their retirement in 1994. She was a member of St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed shopping, but her greatest love was attending her children and grandchildren’s various sporting activities.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Noel, of Ponca City; two sons, Lonnie Noel and wife Connie, of Green Bay, Wis. and Chris Noel and wife Crystal, of Ponca City; a brother, Donald Pierce and wife Susie, of Stillwater; seven grandchildren, Kasey Taylor and husband Lane, Ashly Sawyers, Monica Stricklin and husband Braun, Caleb Noel and wife Kailey, Megan Noel, Joshua Noel and Matthew Noel; 13 great-grandchildren, Bryleigh, Luke, Charleigh Belle, Christian, Annalee, Kylee, Brooklyn, Beckham, Jaxon, Dexter, Kaidynce, Kaislynn and Paylie and three nieces, Gwen Barber and husband Craig, Sarah Allen and husband Deon and Tish Reynolds.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert Pierce and Ted Pierce.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, at Blackwell Cemetery with the Rev. David Frees of St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene officiating. A memorial service is set for that afternoon at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene. A reception for family and friends will be held following the service.
Honorary casket bearers will be, Lane Taylor, Caleb Noel, Joshua Noel, Mathew Noel, Fred Williamson, Mel Knight, Bill Hill, Jim Brown and Larry Harrison.
A memorial has been established in her honor with St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene in c/o of Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631.
On-line condolences can be made at www.robertsandsonfh.com.