Lillie Pearl Lissie Stewart was born April 30, 1918 in Kosoma, to James Clay and Sarah Etta (Morris) Darling. She passed from this life December 7, 2012 in Moyers, at the age of 94. Lissie enjoyed playing BINGO with family and friends, listening to music, singing and playing her guitar. She also enjoyed going to garage sales and actually held yard sales by the H&R Block building for many years in Antlers and was well known on the garage sale circuit as she hunted for bargains. Lissie lived in Antlers and then in Colorado where she operated cafes in the 1940’s -50’s in both states and later moved to California where she worked at a shrimp processing store & second hand store for Johnny Weissmuller. She then moved to Newkirk, where she operated a thrift store before moving to Wellington, Kansas, working at an Aircraft Company and then returned to Moyers. Lissie was preceded in death by her daughter: Lissie Louetta Hamby-Shults-Newsom in 2004; her grandson: Sammy Clay Shults in 2012; three brothers: Jimmy, Web, and Arthur; and seven sisters: Certy, the twins Martha and Mary, Myrtle, Beulah, Solace, and Millie. She is survived by her son: James Hamby of Newkirk; grandchildren: James Glenn Shults, David Lynn Shults, Wilburn Dean Shults, J.B. Newsom Jr., Etta L. Bowman, and Tammy Sue Roath; many great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Mills & Coffey Funeral Chapel with Reverend Jim Collier officiating. Music selection was “Waltz Across Texas”, “Amazing Grace”, & “Jesus, Hold My Hand”. Pallbearers included James Shults, Brody Shults, Dean Shults, David Shults, J.B. Newsom, Jr., & Dylan Newsom with James Hamby as Honorary Pallbearer. Interment followed at Kosoma Cemetery. Family and friends may send online condolences at www.millscoffey.com .
Funeral Services were conducted by: Mills~Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers