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Mildred Annette Barragree, born in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma to Carl & Mildred Shoemaker on March 5, 1948. She lived for many years in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and left to meet her maker on April 24, 2015 at the age of 67. Annette retired from the State of Oklahoma with many special friends. Annette’s hobby was simply serving the Lord. She was full of grace and one of His very best soldiers. She was bound to her home for many years due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis – but lived vicariously through her friends and family. She loved to see them coming and was saddened to see them go. She will be missed terribly by many – but now lives with her Heavenly Father, pain free.
She is preceded in death by her aforementioned parents, her brothers Carl and Gary Shoemaker, and her sister, Glenda Hardin. She is survived in death by her brothers Donald and Roger Shoemaker and her sisters, Helen DeBusk, Peggy Prochaska, and Sue Patterson. She has many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her three children, Kristal (and husband Russell) Gaines of Piedmont, Oklahoma, Brian Ring of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Michelle Ring of Melbourne, Arkansas. Three grandchildren, Dustin (and wife Elizabeth) Gaines, Ashlee Gaines, and Chandler Holt. Two great grandchildren, Maverick and Marshall Gaines and one great-grandson due to arrive in August.
A private family memorial service will be held in Piedmont, Oklahoma. The family will receive visitors in the home of Kristal Gaines @ 615 Azalea NW (Aka Waterloo Road and Piedmont Road, 1/4 mile west, entrance is just west of the bridge on the north side, second house on private drive), Piedmont, Oklahoma on Sunday, May 3rd from 2-5 pm. Annette’s family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations are made in her honor to further the research of Multiple Sclerosis.
Dawn Deathrage says
Kristal and family,
Bless your hearts. Find peace and comfort of all of the great memories you shared with you mother. I am thinking and praying for each and everyone of you.I love you all.
Cris Swopes, RN Good Dhepherd Hospice says
What a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman. I want you to know what a privilege it was to provide care to your mother and to you as her family. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of that very special time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Damon DeBusk says
To our dearest cousins and family. We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Annette. She was one of the sweetest most loving woman we have ever known. May you find peace knowing she is with our Heavenly Father. God Bless. Thinking of you and sending our prayers.
Tommy and Shirley Pullan says
We are so sorry for the loss of Annette. She was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Kenneth and Cathy Howeth says
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know that this is a hard time but you have a lot of precious memories that will be with you forever. Annette was such a blessing and inspiration, she was my very best friend. She will be greatly missed and will always be in our memories.
Wilinda Shaffer Harmon says
Kristal, Brian, and Michelle,
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful person and I know you will miss her. You are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead. Cherish your memories, I know there are many. Take care.
Shawn and Lucinda Terrel says
Kristal, Brian and Michelle,
It’s hard to imagine Annette not being with us. I often think about growing up in Carmen, and she was a big part of those memories.
We will keep your family in our prayers.
Margaret and Bobby Goss says
Hi Ring kids,
Your mother was such a classy lady and so sweet. I know you will miss her. May wonderful memories give you comfort and strength. Blessings and hugs!
Ed & Sherell Bonine says
Kristal, Brian & Michelle,
Your mother, Annette, was my cousin and I will always remember her smiling face. We spent a lot of summers at Government Springs Park attending the Watkins Reunion with a LOT of other cousins. You all were such a blessing to your mother.
Vincent, Caitlin & Keaton Petrone says
Although difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
May you find the strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.
Michelle Ring says
I know this may seem silly to write to you mom, but I miss you and then love you so much. to all of our family and friends thank you for the kind words & the condolences. our mother was a wonderful beautiful smart loving graceful woman and she is deeply missed but everybody’s life she touched and there are so many she always treated everyone with kindness and I thank you for doing the same for her she deserves it. again mom I miss you I love you I can’t wait to be with you. your baby girl, Michelle