Michelle Nathilene Roemer
June 27, 1970 – March 10, 2021
Michelle Nathilene Roemer, 50, passed away recently while at home in Edmond, Oklahoma. Michelle will be forever loved and remembered by her sister Marne Roemer of Oklahoma City. Also surviving Michelle are her Uncle Bill and Aunt Wanda Burwell of Rufe, Oklahoma, great aunts Bernice Collie, Patsy Renner and Geneva Provence, great uncles Chuck Provence and John Renner, numerous cousins and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her mother Jane Burwell Roemer, father Milton Roemer, maternal grandparents Blair Burwell and Mildred Provence Burwell, her paternal grandparents, and many great uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Michelle was born June 27, 1970 and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma. While growing up she greatly enjoyed regular visits to her grandparents’ house in Rufe, where she fished often with her cousin Hank and Great Aunt Jac and created imaginative games with her sister and her cousin Chele. She participated in all sorts of athletic endeavors including soccer, basketball, softball and long-distance cycling. While in high school she excelled at volleyball and was a setter for Edmond’s state champion team for three years running. She graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 1988 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University.
Michelle’s interests were many and varied. She enjoyed writing fiction and creating her own comics. She taught herself how to play the harmonica. She excelled at cooking and had perfected a recreation of her grandmother’s homemade pie crust. She learned to fly two-seater stunt airplanes and ride a motorcycle. She loved to read about religious philosophy and ethics and cared deeply about the progress of Bible translation across the world. She had an abiding interest the wellbeing of her sister’s domestic cats and in the care and prosperity of large cats in captivity.
Cremation was provided by Matthew’s Funeral Home of Edmond, OK. A graveside service will take place at 1:30 on Saturday, April 3, at the Rufe Cemetery, N 4440 Rd, Rufe, OK, 74755. (https://goo.gl/maps/81wJabEzfuLvCWCH7) Mourners can gather beforehand at the Rufe Baptist Church Community Center (1 Main Street, Rufe, OK 74755) beginning at noon. (https://goo.gl/maps/ZgwfsjzGw5tAmabn9) In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions go to Pioneer Bible Translators of Dallas, Texas, The Mission Aviation Fellowship of Nampa, Idaho, or The Wildcat Sanctuary Non-Profit in Sandstone, Minnesota.