Graveside funeral services for Eudene Cheek, 87, of Purcell were held Tuesday, June 15, 2022 at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services were under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home of Purcell.
Mrs. Cheek passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022.
Margarett Eudene Clifton was born October 27, 1934 in Wayne, Okla., the second of five children born to Floyd Andrew Clifton and Vida Reba (West) Clifton. She was raised in Wayne and attended school there.
Eudene married young to her true love, James Allan Cheek, January 6, 1951 on the old family homestead. They purchased a farm near Purcell where together they raised three sons, Ricky, Larry and Terry. She was very proud of the fact that she returned to school, graduating with the Bulldog Class of 1959.
Eudene never shied from work. She worked for the telephone company, the Purcell Farm Store, and also as a teacher’s assistant for Wayne Public Schools. She did all this while, raising three boys and helping Allan with the daily farm operation. Eudene often recalled that she grew up with her boys, and she treasured the family that she and Allan built.
She was the proud Meme Dean of Tennille and Michelle, and great-grands, Cesily, Taylor and Laynie. She was strong and determined; a Godly mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed!
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Allan Cheek; her parents, Floyd and Vida Clifton and siblings, Juanita Weaver and Alton Clifton.
Eudene is survived by her boys, Ricky Cheek and wife, Katricia, of Purcell, Larry Cheek and wife, Debbie, of Lexington and Terry Cheek and wife ,Cathy, of Duncan; two sisters, Reba Brotherton and Aleta Cox, both of Wayne; granddaughters, Tennille Covey and husband, Justin, of Norman and Michelle Gosney and husband, Brian, of Fairview, Okla.; three great-granddaughters, Cesily, Taylor and Laynie; and a host of other family and friends.
The family would like to thank Loving Care Hospice, Sunset Estates Nursing Home, Dr. Rick Schmidt, Pastor Justin Blankenship, Pastor Ethan Sellers and our Landmark Church family.
Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.