Viola Azbill © Enid News and Eagle 10-20-2011 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
CHEROKEE — Funeral service for Viola Azbill will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at First Christian Church. Burial in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee.
Viola was born July 9, 1919, in Cherokee and died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Cherokee.
Surviving are two children, Lynn Azbill and Jennett Jobes and husband David; two brothers; three sisters; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded by husband, Elmo Azbill; parents, Dewey and Daisy Crow; and three brothers, James, Dewey Merle and Lawrence Crow.
Lula Viola Wynetta Crow Azbill © Cherokee Messenger and Republican 10-20-2011 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
ENID — CHEROKEE — Celebration of life service for Viola Azbill, 92, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at First Christian Church, Cherokee, with Dr. Ron Hansen and Chaplain Gary Miller officiating.
Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Memories may be shared at www.lan manmemorials.com.
Lula Viola Wynetta Crow Azbill was born July 9, 1919, southwest of Cherokee, the daughter of Dewey William and Daisy Florence Curtis Crow and passed from this life Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at her home in Cherokee.
She graduated from Cherokee High School in 1939.
Viola and Elmo Azbill were married Oct. 14, 1941, in Cherokee.
She lived in Fairview from 1942 to 1945, where she candled eggs with Eric Smith while Elmo was in the service.
Viola was baptized into the Cherokee First Christian Church on Nov. 2, 1935, by Ron Keller and was a member of the church for 76 years.
As a young woman, Viola worked in the church teaching Sunday school classes, helping with Bible School and working with the babies.
She was a member of Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School class and the Promise group of the church.
Viola had worked at the Library, the laundry, the jewelry store, the Dairy Mart, at the swimming pool in the summer and worked at the elementary school for 25 years.
Viola loved those school children and worked with lots of teachers and superintendents.
She was an ex-POW wife, a member of Royal Neighbors for over 50 years and the Jolly One Club.
Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Azbill; parents, Dewey Crow and Daisy Crow; and three brothers, James Crow, Dewey Merle Crow and Lawrence Crow.
Survivors include two children, Jennett Jobes and husband David of Cleveland, Okla., and Lynn Azbill of Cherokee, Okla.; two brothers, Raymond Crow of Enid, Okla., and Wally Crow of Alva, Okla.; three sisters, Reola Lohmann of Alva, Okla., Leona Linn and Wanda Pester, both of Fairview, Okla.; four grandchildren, David Jobes of Quanah, Texas, Lee Ann Bailey and husband Robert of Wann, Okla., Don Azbill and wife Phadra of Ashland City, Tenn., Tony Azbill and wife Shannon of Anchorage, Alaska; nine great-grandchildren, Chastity Bush and husband John, Felicia Crase and husband Shane, and Bo Robinson, all of Stigler, Okla., Kennedy Bailey, Katelyn Bailey, Hayden Bailey, all of Wann, Okla., Trey Romero, Zachary Azbill, Natasha Azbill, all of Ashland City, Tenn.; two great-great-grandchildren, Tori Bush and Lexi Bush of Stigler, Okla.; and other family and friends.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to First Christian Church Elevator Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School Class or Hospice Circle of Love.
(Submitted by family)
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