- [S142] Newspaper Article, Tulsa World (OK), 27 Jan 2006.
Florene B. Grizzle, 79, homemaker, died Tuesday. Service 1 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church Chapel. Grace.
- [S142] Newspaper Article, The Ponca City News, 24 Jan 2006.
Florene B. Grizzle, resident of Ponca City, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at her home. She was 79.
The funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Michael Seabaugh, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Florene was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Ardmore, the daughter of Lloyd A. and Birttie Lea Knight Magar. At the age of 16, she married Carl M. Grizzle Sr. and then continued her education under her husband's instruction until she graduated from Ardmore High School.
Florene worked hard all of her life. She was employed as a bus station waitress, secretary at Rigdon's Car Dealership in Newkirk, and worked at an Antique Shop in Mustang. She baby sat small children for several years until she began caring for her elderly parents in her home. Florene and her husband, Carl, came to Ponca City in 1997 from Oklahoma City to be near their daughter.
Florene was very intelligent and kept up-to-date with news and fashion. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed autobiographies. She always dressed proper and was a gracious lady. She was a very loving and lovely lady, accepted everyone, was interested in everyone and lifted everyone's spirits. She was very independent and competitive in games with her family. She was also very witty and just enjoyed life. She loved the outdoors, working in the flower beds, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves. She also enjoyed traveling, especially spur-of-the-moment road trips as well as visits to Branson and the shows there.
Florene was a member of First Baptist Church where she belonged to the Miriam Sunday school class. She had an excellent relationship with her Sunday school class and many of them helped care for her in the last months.
Her soul has now joined with her Heavenly Father and she is now rejoicing with her friends and family.
She is survived by a son, Carl M. Grizzle Jr. and wife Cheryl of Tulsa; a daughter, Janet C. Bishop and husband Steve of Ponca City; three grandchildren, Cynthia Khan, Angela Betz and Scott Grizzle; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Randall and Natalie Grizzle; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; a granddaughter, Amy Diane Grizzle; and three brothers, Jerry Magar, Junior Magar and Arthel Magar.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 N. Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, Okla. 74601 or to the American Cancer Society, 8400 Silver Crossing St., Suite H, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73132.
Honorary bearers will be Mark Nowlin, George Nowlin, Andrew Nowlin, Saqib Khan, Mike Bishop and Dean Bishop.