Anne Plyler

Anne Plyler

1931-2017Plyler, Cecil Anne

Cecil Anne Plyler was born May 7th, 1931 to Cecil and Dorothy (Gaddis) Oliver in Pioneer, Louisiana.  She graduated from Bossier High School in Bossier City, LA, and went on to graduate with a B.S. in Laboratory Technology from Louisiana Tech University.  Anne married Earle Plyler on July 31, 1959.   She worked at the VA Hospital in Shreveport, LA and taught preschool in Dallas, TX, before moving to Oklahoma in 1972.  She retired as a Senior Analytical Chemist from Kerr McGee in 1994.

Always active in the community, Anne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, and a member of the Evening Circle.  She served on the Oklahoma City Literacy Board, and served as Docent Council Chairperson at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  She was also a member of the Cambridge Club, PEO Chapter D, and was an Honorary Life member of the Presbyterian Women.  She loved playing Bridge, and participated in many local Bridge clubs.

She is preceded in death by her husband Earle Plyler; her parents; and her brother James Thomas Oliver.

Anne is survived by her daughters, Laura Silkwood and Leigh Mikkelson and son in law Blake Silkwood; brother, Gaddis Oliver and his wife Laurrel; grandchildren, Colin and Derek Silkwood, and Robert and Jane Mikkelson; as well as the many friends and family members she loved.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 14th at the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to “His House Outreach Ministries”.

6 thoughts on “Anne Plyler”

  1. Carol Hartzog

    To the family of Anne Plyler:
    I am sorry I will not be able to make it to the funeral. Anne always came across as a ‘salt-of-the-earth’ kind of gal. I would see her in the halls at First Presby, and she was always so encouraging to me. When our girls were adopted 10 months apart, she had encouraging words as she stopped to take a ‘look-see’ at our then less than 2 week old child, who is now 19.

    I most admired Anne for encouraging Robert to attend church Sunday School activities, youth and confirmation class. He was in my small group I led in the confirmation class and was a very smart and neat kid. Since he was the age of one of my two, our paths crossed often, as I taught those classes or helped lead.

    Someday, I hope God will bless me with her love and caring that she exhibited to Robert and, I’m sure, to the rest of her grandchildren. We are blessed having known her,
    Carol Hartzog

  2. May the peace of God rest upon you and yours forever. To Leigh Mikkelson and Family, we send out our love and prayers. We will keep you lifted up in this time of need. Please don’t hesitate to call on us whenever you are in need.

    The Garners

  3. Much love and peace for you at this time Leigh. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Laurie Williams

  4. Leigh- Thoughts and prayers to you and your Family. Blessings and peace to you all.

    John and Shelley Specht

  5. Laura & Leigh,

    Sorry to hear this sad news. Fortunately I spoke with her last summer. Take comfort knowing it was a life well lived and she was very proud of her daughters. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

    Kay Farley Marxkors

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