Goldie Ilean Whitley

May 28, 1940 - May 5, 2019
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Goldie Ilean Whitley passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at her home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ilean was born May 28, 1940 in Anadarko, Ok. to Ellis and Goldie Rogers Grissom.

Ilean attended Carnegie Public School graduating with the Class of 1958. She then attended Southwestern State College for one year until she married her high school sweetheart, Gary Whitley on July 3, 1959 in Carnegie, Oklahoma. To this union was born two sons, Todd and Tim.

After her sons were grown, Ilean's love of fine jewelry led her to work in retail sales in the Oklahoma City area for several years. Since retiring she and Gary loved traveling with their friends.

Ilean is survived by her husband, Gary, her sons Todd & his wife Lori of Wichita, Ks. and Tim & his wife Debbie of Moore, Ok. Three grandchildren, Jake, Donovan & Hunter. Also Lori's children Zach, Tyler & Cinday, their children Abby and Colin and Jason & Stacey, their children Rylan and Liam.

Ilean enjoyed a happy, healthy life until her health unexpectedly failed in 2017.

Ilean was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis & Goldie Grissom, & her brother, Robert Grissom.

Funeral service: Friday, May 10, 2019, 2:00 PM
Ray & Martha's Funeral Home
Carnegie, Ok.

Interment: Alfalfa Cemetery
Alfalfa, Ok.

Officiated by Rev. Gary Rogers

Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Carnegie, Ok.

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Lisa Foster
Tim and Deborah,
Wishing you peace during your time of sorrow.  Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Marsha Cooke
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
Kevin & Carole Whitley
Rogers, AR
Gary, Todd and Tim we were so sorry to hear about the loss of Ilean.  She was such a wonderful lady, with a wonderful sense of humor.  Lots and lots of great memories that include her.  I always looked forward to our visits with her.  We're praying for you all, and will miss her.
Charmaine Matson
Fort Worth, TX
I used to live in Oklahoma City many years ago and during those years, I was able to meet Ilean through my son's father, Robert Pennon, Whenever my son, Aiden was born, Ilean and her husband came to the hospital, OU Medical center, after I gave birth. That meant a lot to me because I didn't have any family in OKC.  I remember the times I got to visit with her as well as Her husband, they were both like family to me. I didn't know Ilean passed away, until I decided to look her up on line, because it's been years since I've lived in OKC and had no way of keeping contact.  I know I am not related by blood, but it still hurts and saddens me.  I miss you Ilean ?? Rest in Paradise ??
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