Doris M. Holeman

May 28, 1933 - November 11, 2021
Doris M. Holeman
Our beautiful Mother went to be with our Heavenly Father On November 11, 2021. She was a devout Christian from the age of 17, and loved and served the Lord and her church the rest of her life. Her faith helped her overcome many difficult journeys through life. She was loved and adored by her family, church, friends and neighbors and will be deeply missed by everyone that knew and loved her so deeply. Rarely did you see her with out a beautiful smile on her face.

She is survived by her children – Anna Marie Sabin, Patricia Louise Mills, Billy Joe Merrell, Jr., and Connie Kay Mushett, 4 grandchildren – Tina Marie Shannon, Dionne Michelle Robinson, Nicholas John Patton and Victor Joel Latimer, Jr., and several great grandchildren, and her beloved granddog Bella.

She is also survived by her adoring twin sister Delores, and rarely was there a day gone by they didn’t connect in some way. As technology changed and cell phones were invented, this allowed them to remain so close as the years moved on and they were unable to travel.

She was born in Oologah, OK on May 28, 1933 to Walter Gordon Maddux and Ruby Margaret Rusk. She married Billie Joe Merrell on September 15, 1950. One of her favorite memories was the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary with all of her children and families on September 15, 2000. She was married to Bill until his passing on May 10th, 2003.

She married Marion Kenneth Holeman on June 4, 2004 and they celebrated 16 years together until his passing on November 20th, 2020.

Doris was a bank teller for many years, and she and Bill began acquiring rental properties through several years which they enjoyed, almost as a hobby. This allowed them the privilege of enjoying an additional property at the lake where they enjoyed RV’ing, boating and fishing. They did a lot of RV traveling, enjoying various places across the U.S. with some of their children.

She loved her children and family unconditionally, and was always there for all of us, and she loved serving the Lord, no matter where she was … she found a place to worship.

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  • November 13, 2021
    Dee Hall says:
    She was such a wonderful, sweet and precious friend and we shared sweet times together. Oh how is miss her already! When I walk in church and she is not in her regular seat—- but I KNOW I’ll see her again in our Heavenly home with our Lord Jesus Christ!

  • November 14, 2021
    Arlene Hulsey says:
    During a lifetime you meet very few really close friends like Doris and I became after discovering we were neighbors as well as attending the same church after Clint and I retired and moved to Broken Arrow. Doris and I spent many mornings in her kitchen drinking tea and spending time in reading the bible and praying. She was such a wonderful friend and influence on so many and I treasure the times she helped deepen my faith in the Lord. The four of us enjoyed being together at each other's homes and attending church activities also. Even after they moved to Florida Doris and I continued our friendship by texting and phone conversations. I have been so blessed to have known Doris and I know she is rejoicing her Lord and with her loved ones waiting there.

  • November 16, 2021
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