Lula May Pendley was born January 11, 1934 in McIntosh Co. (Hanna) Oklahoma. She passed away January 21, 2021 in Cedar Park, Texas at the age of 87.
She is survived by her sister, Clara Doege of May,Texas, her children Kathy & Larry Lesley of Wildemar, California, Herbert Jr. “Rusty” & Susan Pendley of Cedar Park, Texas, and Chad and Cathye Pendley of Choctaw, Oklahoma. Grandchildren: Layla Lesley-Phillips and husband Todd of Alaska, Reagan and Larry Davis of Cedar Park, Texas, Katie Pendley of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, Zachary Pendley of Antlers, Oklahoma, Jessica Lesley of Wildemar, California, Chayne Lesley of Wildemar, California, Charlotte and Micah Single- Shinn of Norman, Oklahoma, Andrew Shinn of Denison, Texas and Mark Shinn and wife Zeze of Rowlett, Texas, Chris and Meg Jordan of, Spring, Texas and Jason and Kerri Jordan of Cedar Park, Texas. Lula has 18 great grandchildren and 2 great -great grandchildren.
Lula May was preceded in death by her husband Herbert L Pendley Sr, her parents Lester and Lula Williams, and her siblings Mary Weaver and Sue Schrameck. Lula grew up in Hanna Oklahoma, working on her father’s farm. She was a graduate of Dustin High School. She married her hometown sweetheart, Herbert Pendley, in August, 1950, just before he left to serve in the Korean war. They celebrated 68 wonderful years of marriage before Herbert’s death in 2018. After returning from the military, Lula and Herbert moved to West Texas. Lula obtained her cosmetology license and operated a shop in Garden City, Texas. She also worked for the Garden City School system driving a school bus and assisting in the school cafeteria. Lula was a very talented artist who loved to paint and draw. Her oil paintings exist in many homes of friends and family, churches and businesses. She painted the Garden City school mascot that was center court in the school gym. After many years in Garden City, Lula and Herbert moved to Sterling City, Texas, where Lula worked in the local grocery store until she retired. In 2004, they moved to Cedar Park, Texas to be closer to family.
The last years of her life were difficult. She courageously battled with Alzheimers, and survived an aggressive cancer and surgery. Unfortunately, she could not overcome the COVID pandemic, as it spread within her nursing home. Lula was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved God and taught all of her family the merits of strong morals, hard work, and love of family, community, and country. We will miss her sweet smile, her sense of humor, her delicious pumpkin pies, and precious, loving hugs. We were all blessed to have had her in our lives.
:Visitation and Viewing is scheduled for 5:00PM-7:00PM Thursday January 28th, 2021 at Integrity Funeral Home Chapel, Henryetta, Oklahoma.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00PM Friday, January 29th, 2021 at Integrity Chapel, 410 E. Trudgeon, Henryetta, Oklahoma.
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