Agnes Lorene “Happy” Chaney was born on September 23, 1922 in Fillmore, Oklahoma to Leonard Charles and Essie Ella Chaney and passed away with her family at her side on September 29, 2012 in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 90.
Happy married Herman Willie Chaney on October 27, 1938 in Tishomingo and they spent 58 plus years together until Herman’s death on January 10, 1997. Happy worked at CR Anthony’s and the Higginbotham Cattle Ranch until her retirement. She was of the Baptist Faith and she enjoyed crafts, quilting, flower gardening and making chocolate square pies.
Happy was preceded in death by her husband Herman Willie Chaney; son Royce Wayne Chaney; parents Leonard Charles and Essie Ella Chaney; two brothers and one sister.
Happy is survived by her children Cloys Gene Chaney, Joy Jane Moore and husband Wayne and Deborah Kay Chaney all of Durant; grandchildren Tammy Jetton, Allen Freeman and Angie Walker, Michael Forbis and wife Christy, Rodney Forbis and wife Misty, Doyal Chaney, Djuana Jones and husband Greg, JR Chaney and Shelia Howland and husband Mark; great grandchildren Angela Pittman, Tamala Jetton, Taylor Johnson and husband Kelby, Shawn Forbis, Ciera Taylor, Kassie Forbis, DJ Forbis, Colton Freeman, Justin Smith, Gage Smith, Corey Chaney, Willie Howard and John Howland; great great grandchildren Ethan Pittman, Aiden Pittman, Grace Howard and Matthew Howland.
Services to celebrate Happy’s life will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Bro. Jacob Towes will officiate. Interment will follow in Fillmore Cemetery with Allen Freeman, Michael Forbis, Rodney Forbis, Doyal Chaney, Shawn Forbis, Kelby Johnson, DJ Forbis and Colton Freeman serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6-8 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
Services are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service Durant, Oklahoma.