|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1906|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 2005|
Copied with permission from the Shawnee News-Star:
February 3, 2005:
Asher resident Jessie Mercenie Eckert, 98, died Tuesday, Feb. , at a Purcell hospital.
She was born Sept. 4, 1906, in Bryan County to Jessie McFarland and Mercenie Emerline Speers
She attended school at Rock Springs in Carney.
On Nov.2, 1931, she married Edward Lewis Eckert in Bryan County. He proceded herin death in 1958.
Eckert has lived in the Asher area for the past 28 years. Previously, she lived in Purcell.
She was a homemaker until her husband's death. She then went to work in Asher as a cook and Waitress.
She also was proceded in death by her parents; twin brother, Joseph Lessie Speers and his wife, Elnora Ruth; niece, Patricia Hale; seven brothers, Hohn, Bill, Mack, Frank, Abner, Albert and Thomas; and sister, Mary Cravens.
Survivors include her nephew, Billy Ed Speers and wife Gwen of Midwest City; nieces, Lessie Lee Holt and husband Bruce of Asher, Mary Kathryn Johnson and husband Glen of Broken Arrow, Naomi Ruth Culp and husband Bob of Newcastle, Barbara Jane Fowler and husband Darl of Asher and Linda Sue Coker and husband Jack of Asher; numerous other nieces; nephews; great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Asher First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Wanette Cemetery.
Wadley's Funeral Service in Purcell is directing arrangements.
Edward Lewis Eckert (1890 - 1958)
Created by: Kay Sugg Best
Record added: Apr 01, 2005
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