Marjorie Jo Patton
Marjorie Jo Bentley Patton was born to Ben and Beulah (Burch) Bentley October 6, 1929, in Alpers, Oklahoma. Margie loved her Lord, family, and friends. She met the love of her life, Billy Patton, in high school and spent 71 years together. She and Billy spent their early days in California, then returned to Oklahoma where they began their family. She worked in the home as a hair stylist as she cared for her husband and children.
Margie was an advocate of reading to her children and grandchildren, often taking them to the library and reading stories at nap time. Reading was a passion for her as she continued reading the daily newspaper well into her later years. Her home was always immaculate because she always wanted everything presentable. Cooking was a specialty for her; she was always preparing enough for anyone that may stop by during mealtime, which is a quality she passed on to her daughters.
Marjorie would arise early to prepare for the day; she was an excellent wife worth far more than jewels; she did good and not evil all of the days of her life; she worked with her hands; she prepared food for her family and all who gathered; she used her earnings to provide for others; she was strong; her lamp did not go out at night; she extended her hand to the poor; she did not eat from the bread of idleness. She was the picture of the Proverbs 31 woman.
During the long-term rehabilitation of an injury sustained by her husband in 1963, Margie attended cosmetology school and began working as a beautician. True to her nature, she expressed her kindness and skill. As one client always said when she arrived, “Just make me beautiful.” She worked to accommodate the sweet ladies of Elk City until she was 75 years of age. She had a creative eye for color and style. At 90 years old, she maintained that essence of the well-kept, quintessential woman.
Her Sunday School class, referred to as “Church Worker Group”, was very dear to her heart. Her Bible study with the women was important to her as well as her church. She loved sports and excelled in basketball and track as a young girl. As told many times, she could clear a barbed wire fence with hardly a start. Basketball was her favorite sport, and she followed her favorite NBA teams. As an adult, Marge supported her children and grandchildren by attending their events and activities; she was their biggest fan.
She is preceded in death by her husband Billy, son Billy Joe, grandson Tyler, and her parents, three sisters and one brother. Her survivors are Sue Hayes, Jeanne and Tom West, Rick and Rena Patton, Chandrea (Chandy) and Sean Hanna, Amee Childers, Billy Joe Patton, Jr., Patton and Jamie Hayes, Amber and Brian Taylor, Kate West, Stan West, Colton del Bosque, Harrison Hanna, Jaycee Childers, Jackson Hanna, Claire Taylor, Piper Hayes, Jantz Hayes and Emma Taylor.
Family will greet friends on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home Edmond, OK. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2022 at Shirley Cemetery in Leedey, OK.