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Shirley Mae Warren

October 3, 1930 — November 17, 2020

Shirley M. Warren, our beloved Mother (90), went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 17, 2020 after living the last two years in natural decline with her loving family. She was, is, and always will be our “Granny” or “Dannaw” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was so loved and admired by all her family and friends.

Born on October 3, 1930 in Webb City, Missouri, Shirley graduated from Webb City High School and afterwards went to work as a secretary and bookkeeper. She married Russell L. Warren in 1952 and raised a family of three daughters and one son. Being a homemaker while her children were growing, she was a very talented seamstress and made many clothes and alterations for everybody. She made numerous formal dresses but the highlight of her talent showed when she spent quite some time creating and decorating her daughter Barbie’s stunning wedding gown.

Her family lived in several different states because Russell’s supervisor work at several loan companies involved being transferred numerous times. The family finally settled down in Oklahoma City in 1963. She and Russell started an Oklahoma franchise “Charles Chips”, a popular home delivery service of specialty flavored snack chips. In 1968 she and Russell opened up their own retail business known as Tyco Typewriter that sold new typewriters and adding machines and provided repair service. It was successful enough that they moved their business to a prime location in north Oklahoma City and expanded to include office supplies and changed the business name to “Warren Office Supplies”. In 1972 Russell went on to open up his own Independent insurance agency and made Shirley the sole owner of Warren Office Supplies. All her customers just loved her joyful and friendly personality. Her son and others worked with her to make it a success until she closed her business to retire in 1991. Her next endeavor was making crafts and selling them with her daughters at numerous crafts shows. Mom was very talented making beautiful quilts, pillows, applicate sweatshirts, and decorating fly swatters. She enjoyed it so much she was asked to work at a friend’s well known “ABC Craft Mall”. Eventually the craft mall closed but fate stepped in and her daughter Barbie and husband Mark opened up “Specialty Bakery” in Davis, OK. They asked Mom to move in with them for a while to help out with the bakery. It worked out for everybody and she stayed for eight years! Mom was always an early riser so she helped Barbie by opening the bakery at 5:00 a.m. Many people depended on her to start their day off with coffee and their favorite sweet treats and she became a favored sweetheart to all who knew her. Shirley attended Dougherty Baptist Church every Sunday with Barbie and Mark and made even more friends. We know that Mom had a great time during those years by living, working, and playing in Davis; her second home. The Bakery closed in 2011 and Mom moved back to her home in Oklahoma City. As she aged Mom was blessed not to have had any difficult nor painful diseases. However, in January, 2018 mom hurt her back and had to move in with her daughter Susie for a while before she eventually moved into Town Village, an Assisted Living home, in September 2019. Her passing was very smooth and peaceful and her four children were so blessed to have been with her when she very gently left this earth. Our entire family knows how much she loved us and she knew how much we so loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents Opal and Ira Patterson, her sister Mary Freese, and brother Frank Patterson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Russell after 40 years of marriage.

Shirley is survived by her four children: Keith Warren of Oklahoma City, daughter and son-n-law Susie and Rick Pendleton of OKC and their children Jennifer Freeman and husband Todd, Stephanie Jones and husband Brad, Danny Pendleton and wife Erin and great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Jacie, Jacob and Paeton. Also survived by daughter and son-n-law Sally and Jim Farber of OKC and their children Shauna Morrissey and husband Tanner, Matthew Farber and wife Victoria and great-grandchildren Carson and Atlas. She is also survived by her daughter and son-n-law Barbie and Mark Richardson of Davis and their children Brad, Zachary, and Anna.

A public visitation will be held at Hales Funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 19th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The next day she will be laid to rest next to her husband at Chapel Hill Cemetery in OKC for a private family only gravesite burial. Pastor Alan McCoy of Dougherty Baptist Church will officiate.

Grief is the price we pay for love and our entire family will gladly pay the price with tears to have had the privilege of having Shirley Warren as our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother in this lifetime. We will remember her always in our lives.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

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