Edna Luella May (Swart; Thomason) Shebeck passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at her home in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Funeral services under the direction of Strode Funeral home and Cremation were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Stillwater First Christian Church. Officiating the service was Reverend Sondra Ladd and burial followed in Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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Edna was born March 25, 1916 on the family homestead northwest of Stillwater to James A. Swart and Sarah Alma Luella (Randolph) Swart. Edna attended rural schools through the 12th grade and received her high school diploma before taking on many occupations during her lifetime. Edna was a baker at the Student Union at Oklahoma State University, a clerk at TG&Y, and an administrative assistant at the OSU Student Medical Center. She was a member of the choir and attended church at the First Christian Church in Stillwater. Edna was also part of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the American Business Women Association.
In 1934, Edna married Melvin I. Thomason in Stillwater, Oklahoma until they divorced in 1968. Then, in 1977, Edna married Mel E. Shebeck in Guthrie, Oklahoma and they were happily married until Mel’s death in 1992.
Edna had many hobbies that included knitting, gardening, and reading the local newspaper front to back, daily. She was also an avid domino player and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and social card games.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and five brothers.
Edna is survived by her two sons, Arlie Thomason and Earl Thomason; two daughters, C. Luella Sneary and Trudy Condreay; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.