OBITUARY

Emma Lee Daugherty

March 3, 1917December 2, 2012

Emma Lee Daugherty, age 95, left this world December 2, 2012, in her home with family by her side. She was born in Weathers, OK, March 3, 1917, to Charley Clifford Smith and Bessie Lee Smith (Jennings). She married Mallie Lee "Son" Daugherty in Talihina, OK, October 25, 1933 and shared 28 years with him until his death in 1961. At age 48, she went to work at Tinker AFB, where she was nicknamed "Big Emma" (due to her small stature), and retired in 1982 after 20 years of service. Emma was preceded in death by her beloved parents, husband, one sister, two brothers, one daughter-in-law, and one grandchild. She was the mother of 2 daughters, Betty Henry (Louis)/Owasso, Virginia Lou Babcock/OKC; 2 sons, Richard Daugherty/Enid, and Kenneth Daugherty (Holly)/OKC. She had 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. A woman who trusted God, she was an avid reader of books and newspapers. She loved cooking, gardening, fishing, camping, music, traveling, dancing, movies and playing "slots". She survived the Great Depression, Oklahoma Dust Bowl, WWI & II, and the loss of so many beloved family members. Emma was best known to family and friends as "Grandma", a name which symbolized the truest part of her identity. Grandma, you were our "Rock" – life will never be the same, we will miss you forever. Oh, what a grand part you played in all our lives. We always knew you would be there for us. Your fun- loving spirit, keen wit, kindness and devotion was immeasurable. You will never be forgotten. May you rest peacefully with those who have been waiting for you. Walk slowly – and wait for us. The family would like to thank Dr. John Seguin and Nurse Terri Fitzgerald, Mercy Health Edmond, and all the wonderful employees at Harbor Light Hospice for taking such tender care of Grandma – especially her loving caregiver, Nurse Lois Harris, who took "Miss Pumpkin's” hand and walked her through to her journey's end, where she was quietly and peacefully released into the awaiting arms of God.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2012
REMEMBERING

Emma Lee Daugherty

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Pam Tiedemann

December 8, 2012

We love you Grandma! We will take care of Vicki for you! Lexi, Avi, and Pam!

Tom & Sharon Tollison

December 8, 2012

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Kratzer

December 7, 2012

My heart goes out to the family of such a wonderful, loving, giving, kind woman such as Emma. I only knew her for a short time, but she always called me by name. I heard lots of great stories from her grandson before I met her, then after I met her all the stories made perfect sense. She had such a great wit. He and I still smile about some of the things she would say. Sending love and comfort to all.

Peggy Daughtery-Hawkins

December 7, 2012

My heart goes out to the family and all the good memories we had will never be forgotten. Love you always

Karen Holland

December 7, 2012

Rest in peace, Grandma Daughterty. I always admired your strong example of love and devotion to your family. No matter what, you were always there for each of them. You will be missed by so many! May your family find peace and comfort in knowing that you are now without pain and worries.

December 7, 2012

We were blessed to call her Grandma!
She will be missed.
Shauna

Betty Daugherty Henry

December 6, 2012

I miss you my wonderful mother.

With all my love, Betty

Lucy Foster

December 6, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. While I never met Emma, I feel as though I have a glimpse of her through her granddaughter Vicki, who brings optimism and integrity into my family's life every day. I hope my granddaughter will stand by me the way that Vicki stood by Emma. I know that Vicki's devotion must have been a great comfort to her.

December 6, 2012

Dear "Grandma" I will miss your kind soft spoken voice but your memories will last forever. Thank you for sharing your daughter Virginia for the past 54 years. May your wonderful memories sustain your family at this sad time. Rest peacefully until we meet again. Love you always.
Sara Jane George

mattie vaughn

December 6, 2012

Mrs D - Thank you for making me feel so welcome in your home back in the '50s. I will never forget your delicious hamburger soup that you made and sent to work with Virginia.
May you rest in peace with Mr D and other loved ones.