Carolyn Sue Burnell

May 10, 1952November 19, 2021
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Carolyn Sue Burnell was born May 10, 1952 in Edmond, OK, to parents Leon George Perry and Erma Jean (Dunlap) Perry. She went to her heavenly home November 19, 2021.

Carolyn grew up in Deer Creek, OK where she attended Deer Creek High School and played basketball. She worked in a drapery department in her early years before landing a job at the physical plant services of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, for fourteen years. She then started her own drapery business, Burnell’s Custom Drapery, in 1997, which she ran for several years.

Carolyn resided in Piedmont, OK. She enjoyed going to the races at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, fishing and relaxing at the cabin on Lake Tenkiller, gardening, canning, cooking, playing and singing music, watching Wheel of Fortune and Thunder games, annual girls weekends at the cabin, and spending time with family and friends. Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, Erma Jean Perry; father, Leon George Perry; brothers, Jimmy Leon Perry and Robert Wayne Perry; and stepson, Johnny Burnell, JR.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Burnell of Piedmont, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and George Houston of Minco, OK; son, Christopher Dearneal of Yukon, OK; stepdaughter, Christina Burnell of Yukon, OK; sister-in-law, Lisa Ball of Fort Worth, TX; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.


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Lisa Burnell Ball

November 27, 2021

I remember wonderful times at the lakehouse, Fort Worth Stockyards, and just hanging out at the country house. Los of love and laughter

Nikita Simonton

November 25, 2021

I remember going to the State Fair Speedway and Lawton Speedway with Poo and Poppy. Poo would record Poppy racing. And I thought it was cool that I got to go to the pits during the races. I had a lot of fun with them.