DeeNell Tumey entered this life on September 30, 1941 in Yarnaby, Oklahoma born to Dee and Nellie Redden Townsend and went home to be with her Lord on September 29, 2012 in Denison, Texas at the age of 70.
DeeNell graduated from Achille High School and has been a lifelong resident of Bryan County and the surrounding area. She married Clyde B. Tumey in 1959 in Durant, Oklahoma and to this union was born three daughters. DeeNell did many things throughout her life but her greatest achievement was being a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was of the Assembly of God faith and she enjoyed shopping and gardening.
DeeNell was preceded in death by her parents Dee and Nellie Townsend; sisters Maureen Swindell and Wanda Townsend and brothers Edwin, Harvey, Calvin, James and Kenneth Townsend.
DeeNell is survived by her husband of 53 years Clyde B. Tumey of the home; daughters Sheila Tumey of Sherman, TX, Deborah Hargesheimer and husband Billy of Denison, TX and Carla Tate and husband Trace of Denison, TX; brother Grover Townsend and wife Jean of Achille, OK; sisters Mary Smith and husband Winston of Durant, OK, Louise Ames and husband Lester of Calera, OK and Sharon Hoskins of Calera, OK; grandchildren Hagan Tumey, Kira Oden, Todd Hargesheimer, Shay Tumey, Dekota Tate, Alexas Tate and Vicctoria Tate; 11 great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and many friends.
Services to celebrate DeeNell’s life will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Pastors David Sanders and Lester Ames will officiate. Interment will follow in Rosewood Cemetery in Achille. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM. Lunch will be provided at 12:00 PM at the Funeral Home prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
Services are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service Durant, Oklahoma.