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Katherene Jeanette McElroy

June 14, 1949 — September 16, 2023


   Katherene Jeanette Flowers-McElroy, 74 years old, went to be with Our Father on September 16, 2023, at 02:47. She leaves behind her three daughters Ginger Smith of Chouteau, OK, Katrina Smith of Claremore, OK, Stacey Smith of Williamsburg, KY, two Sons Matthew McElroy of Brunswick, GA, and Rusty McElroy and wife Destinee of Brunswick, GA as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The siblings left behind are Rodney Flowers and wife Jill of Broken Arrow, Sister-in-law Karen Flowers of Claremore, Judy Flowers Freeman and husband Jeff of Skiatook. Steven Brunson of St. Louis, MO., Sister-in-law Jodena of CA, Brother-in-Law Harold Meeder of Broken Arrow. and Jerry Roberts of Collinsville, OK. She followed the love of her life to the Golden Kingdom, Kenneth James McElroy, as well as her Father Hershel Allen “Pete” Flowers, Velma Flowers, and Her mother Virginia Ruth Mattox, Her bothers Mike Flowers, Robert Flowers, Stace Allen Brunson, Ronnie Roberts, and Skip Roberts and sister DeAnne Meeder.  
   What to say about our mom? She was the strongest woman we have ever known. She struggled as a single parent for many, many years. She worked two jobs just to keep food on the table for us girls. She always instilled in her girls that no matter what, you could overcome anything that life throws at you. She, like most, had struggles but she over came them and came out stronger. Most people may not know about mom. She went back to school, got her GED, and even had her associate degree in criminal justice. She graduated with a 3.6 GPA. Our mom was amazing, beautiful, and most of all she loved unconditionally, you could screw up and she would give you the mom look, and you knew that you screwed up--the talk was coming. But she never faltered in the love department. Growing up all the neighbor kids would call her mom, and when our kids came along their friends called her Nana and she always made her house a haven for everyone, even the ones who were messed up. The doormat outside her house said, “Nana’s House EVERYONE is WELCOME.” These are just some of the things that you all may not have known about our mom.  
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