Catherine Lahoma Ellig, a former resident of Henryetta and current resident of Okemah, passed from this life on Monday, December 26, 2016 in an Okemah Nursing Home at the age of 90. Catherine was born on April 30, 1926 in Weleetka, Oklahoma to Michial Harrelson and Myra Banta Harrelson. Catherine grew up and attended school in Weleetka.
Catherine married the love of her life, Manning Ellig in 1946 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Catherine became a homemaker and took care of the family home until 1956. Catherine and her husband and family lived primarily in the Shawnee and Tecumseh area where she had several jobs working as a waitress and a nursing home attendant. Catherine went to work for K-Mart in Shawnee in 1983 and faithfully worked for the following 23 years before she retired. She was a lifetime member of the Assembly of God Church in Weleetka, but attended The Assembly of God Church in both Henryetta and in Tecumseh. Catherine was an avid reader and loved watching television. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister and she will be missed by her many family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Manning; her mother and father; her daughter, Cathy Satawake; a son, Jeffrey Manning Ellig; five brothers and three sisters; and a great-great grandson, Hayden McCray.
Catherine is survived by her daughter, Becky Culver and husband Bill of Henryetta; by six grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, other extended family and many good friends.
Arrangements and cremation services have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weleetka, Oklahoma with Lester Sullivan, officiating. Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.
March 25, 2017